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Happy Birthday Mr President: Here are your Court Papers

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-york-files-suit-against-trump-alleging-his-charity-engaged-in-‘illegal-conduct’/ar-AAyDZhc?ocid=spartanntp

The New York attorney general on Thursday filed suit against President Trump and his three eldest children alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the president’s personal charity, saying Trump repeatedly misused the nonprofit — to pay off his businesses’ creditors, to decorate one of his golf clubs and to stage a multimillion dollar giveaway at his 2016 campaign events.

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In the suit, filed Thursday morning, attorney general Barbara Underwood asked a state judge to dissolve the Donald J. Trump Foundation. She asked that its remaining $1 million in assets be distributed to other charities and that Trump be forced to pay at least $2.8 million in restitution and penalties.

Underwood also asks that Trump be banned from leading any other New York nonprofit for 10 years — seeking to apply a penalty usually reserved for the operators of small-time charity frauds to the president of the United States.

In the suit, Underwood noted that Trump had already paid more than $330,000 in reimbursements and penalty taxes since 2016. New York state began probing the Trump Foundation in response to an investigation by The Washington Post.

But she asked the judge to go further, and require Trump to pay millions more. She said a 20-month state investigation found that Trump had repeatedly violated laws that set the ground rules for tax-exempt foundations — most importantly, that their money is meant to serve the public good, and not to provide private benefits to their founders.

“This resulted in multiple violations of state and federal law,” Underwood wrote in the legal complaint.

The White House and the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Trump has been president of the foundation since he founded it in 1987. In late 2016, he had promised to shut down the Trump Foundation — but could not while the attorney general’s investigation continued.

Underwood was promoted to the position of attorney general only weeks ago, succeeding Eric Schneiderman (D) after he resigned following allegations that he had physically abused several romantic partners. Underwood was a career staffer, not an elected official. She has promised not to seek election for a full term as attorney general in the fall.

Underwood declined to comment on the case beyond issuing a written statement. “As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality,” Underwood said in the statement.

Underwood said she had sent letters to both the IRS and the Federal Election Commission, identifying what she called “possible violations” of tax law and federal campaign law by Trump’s foundation.

Underwood has jurisdiction over the Trump Foundation because the charity is based at Trump Tower in Manhattan and registered in New York State.

Trump’s children Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump were also named in the lawsuit because they have been official board members of the Donald J. Trump Foundation for years. Under the law, Underwood said, board members are supposed to scrutinize a charity’s spending for signs that its leader — in this case, their father — was misusing the funds.

But in reality, Underwood wrote, the three Trump children exercised no such oversight. The board had not actually met since 1999.

“The Foundation’s directors failed to meet basic fiduciary duties and abdicated all responsibility for ensuring that the Foundation’s assets were used in compliance with the law,” Underwood wrote.

She asked the judge to ban each of the three from serving as a director of a New York nonprofit for a year. It was not clear if any of the three are serving currently on the board of any such charities: Eric Trump, for instance, stepped down from the board of the Eric Trump Foundation after the 2016 election, and the charity was renamed Curetivity.

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so where is the law suits against  ALL the other politicians who did it as well???????????

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14 minutes ago, apache54 said:

so where is the law suits against  ALL the other politicians who did it as well???????????

Good question. The Clinton Foundation...

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11 minutes ago, octopus prime said:

Good question. The Clinton Foundation...

that was my first thought!! lol

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1 hour ago, octopus prime said:

Trump has been president of the foundation since he founded it in 1987. In late 2016, he had promised to shut down the Trump Foundation — but could not while the attorney general’s investigation continued.

Amazing! It was not a problem until he became President. Then, he tries to shut it down but can not because an investigation is under way.
I see a pattern here.
Looks to me like a silent coup against a standing President. Same crap with Mueller and his political thugs. All roads lead to the dirty Dems but keep on keeping on.
The Fourth Turning is coming to a boil. All you impatient yahoos out
there....hang on, this is going to be fun.

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1 minute ago, BadBrad said:

Amazing! It was not a problem until he became President. Then, he tries to shut it down but can not because an investigation is under way.
I see a pattern here.
Looks to me like a silent coup against a standing President. Same crap with Mueller and his political thugs. All roads lead to the dirty Dems but keep on keeping on.
The Fourth Turning is coming to a boil. All you impatient yahoos out
there....hang on, this is going to be fun.

Let's get this thing started.  

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