NY Attorney General Sues To Dissolve Trump Foundation


(New York, NY) -- New York's Attorney General is suing the Trump Foundation.

Barbara Underwood says Donald Trump and three of his adult children, Donald Junior, Ivanka and Eric, engaged in a pattern of illegal self-dealing. The AG says the Trump Foundation served as a personal piggy bank for Trump's businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign.

“As alleged in the petition, Mr. Trump used the Trump Foundation’s charitable assets to pay off his legal obligations, to promote Trump hotels and other businesses, and to purchase personal items. In addition, at Mr. Trump’s behest, the Trump Foundation illegally provided extensive support to his 2016 presidential campaign by using the Trump Foundation’s name and funds it raised from the public to promote his campaign for presidency, including in the days before the Iowa nominating caucuses.”

 President Trump is wasting no time  responding to a lawsuit by the New York Attorney General against the  Trump Foundation.  He took to Twitter within minutes to slam the suit,  referring to "sleazy" New York Democrats, calling it a "witchhunt" and  "fake news." 

AG Underwood is seeking two-point-eight-million-dollars in restitution and dissolution of the Foundation. 

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