On Monday, the RNC chair of the House Appropriations Committee told a panel of reporters that her committee would hold a hearing next week to look into allegations of coordination between the Trump campaign and the RNC.
“The Trump campaign has been making very false and misleadatory claims that I’ve heard, and that they have been doing on the Hill,” House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said.
Rogers was referring to an allegation that Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had reached out to her on the House floor last week, asking for support for his campaign, according to the Hill.
Manafort has denied the allegation, which is a violation of House rules, and said he would be willing to testify about his interactions with Rogers.
Rogers’ office did not respond to a request for comment from Politico.
In the House GOP’s response to the report, the committee said that its investigation would focus on the “tens of thousands of requests for campaign funds” that the committee has received from Trump’s political action committee, The Donald J. Trump Foundation.
This is the same foundation that received millions of dollars from the RNC last year to pay for its election efforts.
In addition to the RNC, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is also investigating the Trump Foundation, as is the House Ethics Committee.
Trump has faced criticism for his dealings with the RNC and Manafort, who have been widely criticized for their lack of ethics oversight.
Trump and his associates have faced several investigations into the extent to which they accepted campaign contributions and the scope of their work during the 2016 campaign.