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New York’s attorney General is suing Trump Foundation
Lawsuit seeks, in the case of violations of state and Federal laws.
The New York state attorney general’s office on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, which benefits allegedly unlawful conduct and “illegal political coordination”-the personal and business interests, the drawing of a harsh Twitter rebuke from President Trump.
The suit Thursday, was brought after a months-long investigation led by “disgraced” – in Trump’s words, the former state attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed the lawsuit on Thursday over the creation of the alleged “persistent illegal conduct” came about “more than a decade.” The suit claims that there is “extensive illegal political coordination”, with the trump card in the 2016 presidential campaign, and alleged violations of “basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations.”
But the President hit back on Twitter Thursday, blasting the suit, and Schneiderman for “never”, “courage”, to the suit while he held the post.
“The sleazy New York Democrat, and now disgraced (and run out of the city) A. G. Eric Schneiderman, will do anything to sue me on a Foundation that took in $18,800,000 and gave to charity more money than it took in, $19,200,000. I don’t want the solution of this case!” Trump tweeted.
“Schneiderman, who ran the Clinton campaign in New York, had never pasture the to this ridiculous lawsuit, which remained in her office for almost 2 years. Now he resigned his office in disgrace, and his disciples brought it, if we would not be added with” Trump, moments later.
New York, Acting Attorney General, Barbara Underwood, filed a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, on Thursday.
The lawsuit alleges that Trump used to repay the Foundation is the charitable assets to promote its legal obligations, Trump hotel, the brand and the company, and for the purchase of personal items. The suit also claims that the Foundation is “illegal extensive support for his 2016 presidential campaign by the use of the trump Foundation’s name and the Fund to promote the of the public, his campaign for the presidency.”
“As our investigation shows, that the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments to non-profit the of Mr. Trump or his company, organizations, regardless of their purpose or the legality of the” Underwood said in a statement Thursday. “This is not how private foundations work and my office intends to hold the Foundation and its managers responsible for their misuse of charitable assets.”
Underwood initiated a procedure for the dissolution of the Foundation, under judicial supervision, and receive restitution of $2.8 million, and additional penalties, according to the office of the attorney General.
The suit should also be a ban on President Trump from future service as a Director of a New York non-profit for 10 years, and ban, Eric, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka from the service for a year
A spokesman for the Trump Foundation, in a statement to Fox News, called the lawsuit “politics at its worst,” noting that the Foundation donated over $19 million for non-profit purposes “more than it ever received.” The spokesman also said that Trump wore himself, or by his company, more than $8 million, noting that the organization “has been able to donate more than it took,” because “it had little to no cost.”
The spokesman also said that the Foundation “currently has $ 1.7 million left, the NYAG, holding a hostage for political purposes.”
“This is irresponsible – especially because the Foundation has already announced his intention to solve them for more than a year and a half ago,” a spokesman for the Foundation said in a statement to Fox News. “The NYAG, who was recently forced to resign from office in disgrace fell, made it his stated mission, this is a matter not only advance his own political goals, but also for his own political fundraising.”
The spokesman added: “The NYAG’s recent statement that the White house is the most important work that [they’ve] ever done “is” shows that such political attacks continued unabated.”
Underwood, the investigation, the organization took over in may, according to Schneiderman, a damning report by The New Yorker, detailing occurred after the publication of four women claimed that he was beaten repeatedly, threatened and humiliated you. The graphic allegations include choking a former girlfriend and demanding, a daughter, born in Sri Lanka and whom Schneiderman allegedly referred to as his “brown slaves” to call him “master.”
The Manhattan District Attorney launched an investigation, Schneiderman, according to the explosive report, and prompted his stunning fall from grace.
Underwood’s lawsuit on Thursday also claimed that none of the Foundation’s expenditures were approved by the Board of Directors, and explained that Trump “alone, all decisions in connection with the Foundation.”
The Prosecutor General’s office published an E-Mail dated Jan. 29, 2016, and from the former trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, which requires that the Foundation “make some withdrawals during this week in Iowa.”
The attorney general’s office, said that, according to E-Mail a minimum of five $100,000 grants to groups in Iowa in the days before the 1. February 2016 Iowa Caucuses.
To not respond Lewandowski immediately to Fox News ” request for comment.
Underwood’s office also sent by Bank transfer Thursday seem to be the Federal Election Commission and the Internal Revenue Service, suggesting that “further investigation and possible further legal action” by the agencies are “justified.”
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.