New York State filed a suit today against President Donald Trump, his sons and daughter, alleging a pattern of “persistently illegal conduct” at their family foundation and seeking the charity’s dissolution.

The lawsuit accused the Donald J Trump foundation of “extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr Trump’s personal and business interests, and violations of basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations.”

It says the real estate tycoon elected president in 2016 used charity funds from the foundation to pay his legal bills, promote his Trump-branded hotels, and for personal spending.

The lawsuit also claims that Trump used the foundation illegally to raise US$2.8 million to support his presidential campaign in a televised fundraiser on January 28, 2016 – held as he skipped a Republican presidential primary debate.

Trump quickly responded with tweets in which he called the suit a “ridiculous case” and indicated he will fight it.

He accused “sleazy New York Democrats” of “doing everything they can to sue me on a foundation that took in US$18,800,000 and gave out to charity more money than it took in, US$19,200,000.”

“I won’t settle this case!” he said.

The suit names the president, sons Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, and daughter Ivanka Trump, who were on the board of the foundation.

It seeks restitution of US$2.8 million and the shutdown of the foundation, as well as a 10-year ban on Trump serving on the board of any other New York charity.
A one-year ban is asked for his three children.

“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,” said New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood.

“This is not how private foundations should function and my office intends to hold the foundation and its directors accountable for its misuse of charitable assets,” she said in a statement.


  1. “Dat Mi Seh” are you sure he wasn’t paying you out of that charity account hence the reason you’re defending him at all cost on pinkwall? word on the street is that “sara huckleberry hound” is about to put her foot in her hand so there goes a very lucrative opportunity for you :thumbup

  2. Lol, hello ramjam…
    This is a common practice being used by almost every politician, many of them open a charity to pass money around TAX FREE, nothing new here but as it is Trump it becomes a problem… I will not even mention the C l i n t o n foundation that will make Trump look like a saint…
    By the way how is USA running after over a year of Trump ?
    Jobs, economy, racism…

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