Friday, August 31, 2018
New York AG Won't Back Down On Trump Suit
New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood will move forward with the State's lawsuit against the self-dealing and fraudulent Trump Foundation, despite a motion by Trump consigliere and mob defense lawyer Alan Futerfas to dismiss the lawsuit. The State's lawsuit, filed in June, states that con man and Russiagate co-conspirator Donald "Rump" Trump and his offspring used his Foundation's money to pay expenses, settle legal claims for his for-profit businesses, and for personal purchases in violation of State law for charitable organizations. The State's lawsuit also noted that the Foundation's "Board of Directors" was a sham, not meeting since 1999, with Rump solely making decisions for the Foundation.
Rump tried to dissolve the Foundation after the 2016 elections in an apparent effort to mask the illegal use of funds, but the State held back in approving the dissolution. At the time the State filed suit, it also sent referral letters to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission for potential violations of Federal tax laws and Federal campaign laws, respectively.