Republican front runner Donald Trump has hit a major wall as his campaign attempts to deflect away from more than one distraction. The latest curve ball thrown in Trump's direction is the complaint that he may have violated federal law.

Trump's legal trouble

When retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson suspended his campaign for president last month, many wondered who, if anyone, he would endorse heading into the 2016 general election. Last month, that question was answered as Carson surprised many, supporting current GOP primary leader Donald Trump. Just three days after announcing his endorsement, Carson was interviewed by the conservative network Newsmax where he appeared to have opened a can of worms.

During the interview, Carson was asked if he would play a role in a potential Trump administration. In response, Carson said he would be "doing things," elaborating that he would work in a "advisory capacity." Carson continued, and answered "Yes" when asked if he had spoken to Trump prior to his endorsement about working for him in a future administration.

The American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF), got wind of the interview and on March 29, filed a complaint with the Department of Justice, accusing the Trump campaign of violating federal law.

As Law News points out, the ADLF cites 18 U.S. Code Section 599, which states that any candidate that "promises or pledges the appointment" of any person in return for their endorsement is in violation. If found guilty of the charge, the individual could be "fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

Trump's bad week

The billionaire real estate mogul stumbled last week after engaging in a series of tweets with Texas Sen.

Ted Cruz over an ad released by an anti-Trump super PAC. The ad posted an image of Trump's wife, chosen from a nude photo shoot with G.Q. Magazine. Since that time, the former host of "The Apprentice" has continued his feud with Cruz, including the recent alleged sex scandal released by the National Enquirer, in addition to making controversial comments about abortion.

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