Donald Trump said before his inauguration that he was going to leave his business to his two eldest sons to take over while he’s president.
Now, according to Politico, attorney Jeffrey Lovitky is filing a lawsuit against Trump, claiming he obfuscated his personal debts in a financial disclosure with loans related to business projects he is associated with.
“Really the question is concerning the liabilities held by the [limited liability corporations] and we just need more information to be able to know whether or not those are personal or business liabilities,” Lovitky told Politico about Trump’s May 2016 disclosure.
“If you just look at the statement on its face, all those liabilities are assumed to be personal liabilities, but I just do not think that’s the case. I have information that says otherwise.”
The point of the lawsuit is to get the court to say that Trump’s original filing was unlawful and that he needs to file a new disclosure that includes the personal debts.
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonprofit organization, sued Trump in January to stop him “from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments,” citing his refusal to divest from his business dealings.