New York Atty General Sues Trump Foundation

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New York Atty General Sues Trump Foundation

Postby Braininvat on June 14th, 2018, 12:26 pm 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/nyregion/trump-foundation-lawsuit-attorney-general.html

The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, culminated a nearly two-year investigation of Mr. Trump’s charity, which became a subject of scrutiny during and after the 2016 presidential campaign. While such foundations are supposed to be devoted to charitable activities, the complaint asserts that Mr. Trump’s was often used to settle legal claims against his various businesses, even spending $10,000 on a portrait of Mr. Trump that was hung at one of his golf clubs.

The foundation was also used to curry political favor, the lawsuit asserts. During the 2016 race, the foundation became a virtual arm of Mr. Trump’s campaign, email traffic showed, with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski directing its expenditures, even though such foundations are explicitly prohibited from political activities.


This use of a charitable foundation is sometimes called "self-dealing." It is illegal. Out of curiosity, I went to Charity Navigator's website, which independently monitors and rates charities, and looked up the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and then the Clinton Foundation.

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index. ... rgid=16764

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index. ... rgid=16680

This was helpful to me in determining where I might want to make future charitable donations.
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Re: New York Atty General Sues Trump Foundation

Postby toucana on June 14th, 2018, 12:37 pm 

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You have been warned BIV !
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