FROM David Fahrenthold
New York Attorney General takes aim at Trump charity New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed suit today against President Trump and three of his kids for illegal conduct at the Trump Foundation. The suit alleges that Trump used his personal charity to illegally pay off creditors, decorate one of his golf clubs, and stage a multimillion dollar giveaway at campaign events. Underwood is asking the judge to dissolve the Trump Foundation, and she wants Trump banned from leading any other New York nonprofit for 10 years.
Is Trump illegally benefiting from his charity? The latest revelation about Donald Trump's charitable foundation shows how other people's money has been collected, then donated to settle lawsuits against Trump's for-profit businesses. Photo by Mark Taylor Republicans accuse Hillary Clinton of using the Clinton Foundation for a "pay-to-play" operation while she was Secretary of State. For some time now, the Washington Post has been reporting on how Donald Trump uses his foundation. David Fahrenthold has the latest in a series of investigative reports about charitable giving by Donald Trump – to Donald Trump.
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