New York Attorney General Just Sued Trump And His Children For Blatant Violation Of State And Federal Law
The New York attorney general has filed a lawsuit against President Donald, his sons Eric and Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka, alleging they violated state and federal charities law.
Attorney General Barbara Underwood alleges a pattern of persistent illegal conduct over more than a decade that includes extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign.
The lawsuit alleges that President Trump and his family have consistently violated federal and state law through the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
The lawsuit, filed in the New York State Supreme Court, calls for the foundation to be dissolved.
“For more than a decade, the Donald J. Trump Foundation has operated in persistent violation of state and federal law governing New York State charities,” the complaint states.
“This pattern of illegal conduct by the Foundation and its board members includes improper and extensive political activity, repeated and willful self-dealing transactions, and failure to follow basic fiduciary obligations or to implement event elementary corporate formalities required by law.”
The complaint alleges that the charity provided illegal support to Trump’s 2016 presidential bid by using public funding to promote his campaign, and that the foundation raised more than $2.8 million to support Trump’s campaign.
The lawsuit also states that Trump used the foundation to cover legal fees and to promote his properties and businesses.