The Entire Trump Crime Family Was Just Sued By The New York Attorney General And Trump Is Pissed

Today the New York State Attorney General brought suit against the Trump family and the Trump foundation, and these are serious violations.

President Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump are now all the subject of a New York State lawsuit over shady activities of the Trump Foundation:

The lawsuit alleges that the Trump campaign directed the activities of the Trump Foundation, a non-profit and campaign finance law violation, and they’ve got the receipts:

This includes the “veterans fundraiser” Trump staged so he could skip out on and counter program a Fox News debate during the primary:

Additionally, the suit alleges that the Trump Foundation spent money on things that solely benefitted Trump’s businesses, including $100,000 to settle a lawsuit and $10,000 spent on a portrait of Trump that now hangs at one of his golf course:

David Fahrenthold’s extensive reporting for The Washington Post helped uncover Trump’s shady charitable foundation. He called over 450 charities seeking evidence Trump had given “millions” to charity like he claimed, but came up empty:

The New York Attorney General is asking that the Trump Foundation be dissolved, that Donald J. Trump be barred from creating a similar non-profit for a period of 10 years, and that Eric, Ivanka and Don Jr. be barred for a period of one year. They’ve also asked the IRS and FEC to investigate further.

This isn’t the only time Trump has been accused of shady charity activity, he once stole a seat up front at a children’s AIDS benefit, donated no money, and left.

He also likes to brag about donating to charity when his resorts host other non-profit fundraisers, but he charges those non-profits to use his facilities:

Oh and he also tried to take credit for donating a building his father and mother owned:

If that’s not bad enough, Eric Trump’s foundation for kids with cancer essentially seems like one giant influence peddling and money laundering operation:

And while donors to the Eric Trump Foundation were told their money was going to help sick kids, more than $500,000 was re-donated to other charities, many of which were connected to Trump family members or interests, including at least four groups that subsequently paid to hold golf tournaments at Trump courses.

All of this seems to defy federal tax rules and state laws that ban self-dealing and misleading donors. It also raises larger questions about the Trump family dynamics and whether Eric and his brother, Don Jr., can be truly independent of their father.

Especially since the person who specifically commanded that the for-profit Trump Organization start billing hundreds of thousands of dollars to the nonprofit Eric Trump Foundation, according to two people directly involved, was none other than the current president of the United States, Donald Trump.

You give Eric Trump money for kids with cancer, he gives that money to other charities, those charities then hold fundraisers at Trump properties and you pocket the money! Pretty good grift, right? Well, not if you’re a kid with cancer.

Trump has already responded to the allegations on Twitter:

He seems to be claiming both that this is a politically motivated lawsuit by a zealous partisan and also that that zealous partisan was too cowardly to go through with it. At any rate, Schneiderman is indeed out of office but the suit will continue because the rule of law is greater than any one man. It’s a lesson Trump should learn, and one he might learn soon.