New York Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation

New York Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation

New York's attorney general on Thursday sued the Donald J. Trump Foundation, President Donald Trump, and others, and is seeking to dissolve the foundation after what she called its "persistent illegal conduct" over more than a decade.

The lawsuit alleges that Trump Foundation raised in excess of $2.8 million in a manner created to influence the 2016 presidential election at the direction and under the control of senior leadership of the Trump presidential campaign, with the foundation raising funds from the public at the nationally televised fundraiser Trump held in lieu of participating in the presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 28, 2016.

Underwood said her office began probing the foundation in June 2016, when Schneiderman was still attorney general, and found that it operated without any oversight by a functioning board of directors.

Also named in the suit were Mr Trump's children, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr.

"As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their goal or legality", Underwood said in a statement.

"This is politics at its worst", the foundation said in a statement.

A section of the New York State lawsuit against the Trump Foundation
A section of the New York State lawsuit against the Trump Foundation

Trump's children were also named as defendants in the attorney general's petition, filed with the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan. I won't settle this case!,' he wrote.

The lawsuit seeks to ban the president from serving as the director of any NY non-profit for 10 years, and seeks similar one year bans for each of his children, who serve on the foundation's board.

Underwood also asked that Trump be banned from leading any other NY nonprofit for 10 years.

The Trump Foundation has been in legal limbo since after the election, when the president wanted to dissolve it amid growing controversy about its practices. That may be about to change. But the foundation could not legally dissolve while it was under investigation, the NY attorney general ruled.

At the very least, it appears the Trump world's celebrations of former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's disgrace were a bit premature. Ms Underwood may not be as outspokenly anti-Trump as her predecessor, but she appears to be equally - or more - aggressive where it counts, in courtroom.

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