New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, his adult children and their charitable foundation.
On Thursday, AG Underwood claimed that the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its board of directors violated state and federal laws. The President and his children Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump are directors of their charitable foundation.
A pattern of persistent illegal conduct
AG Underwood claimed that Mr. Trump, his children and their foundation committed a “pattern of persistent illegal conduct” for more than a decade.
According to the attorney general, the foundation’s directors engaged in “extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign. They engaged in repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Trump’s personal and business interests. They violated basic obligations for non-profit foundations.
Additionally, AG Underwood alleged that Trump used the foundation’s charitable assets to pay off his legal obligations, promote his hotels and other businesses. He also used the foundation’s assets to buy personal items.