New York Sues Trump Foundation Alleging the President’s Charity Engaged in ‘Illegal Conduct’

On Thursday, New York attorney general Barbara Underwood filed suit against President Trump, alleging that the president and his three eldest children carried out “persistently illegal conduct” through their personal charity.

According to the lawsuit, Trump is being accused of repeatedly misusing the nonprofit to pay off creditors, furnishing one of his golf clubs, and throwing a 2016 campaign giveaway worth millions of dollars. 

“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 lawsuit also calls for the Trump foundation to be dissolved. The White House has yet to comment on the charges.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated. 

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