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New York AG Investigating the Trump Foundation

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has publicly stated that his office has opened an investigation of the Trump Foundation in light of recent events that seem like a clear indication that Trump’s “charity” is violating laws governing charities.

“My interest in this issue really is in my capacity as regulator of nonprofits in New York state. And we have been concerned that the Trump Foundation may have engaged in some impropriety from that point of view,” the elected Democratic official said.

He added: “We have been looking into the Trump Foundation to make sure it’s complying with the laws that govern charities in New York.” He did not elaborate on what wrongdoing Trump’s nonprofit might have committed.

David Fahrenthold at the Washington Post recently revealed that Trump’s foundation paid out $100,000 to his deputy campaign manager David Bossie, the chairman of Citizens United, who used that money to fight Schneiderman in court.

The Post also revealed that Trump has not personally donated to his foundation since 2008 and he regularly uses the money donated by other individuals to pay for services at this own companies. Trump even used foundation money to buy a 6-foot tall painting of himself.

It seems impossible to me that there is no “impropriety” at the Trump Foundation. There must be.

If there isn’t, our laws really are a complete joke and nothing matters.

  • muselet

    The Trump Foundation should be subject to the same level of scrutiny as the Clinton Foundation, despite the predictable bleating from the Trump campaign.

    Fair is fair, after all.

    –alopecia

    • Victor the Crab

      And the response from the Mainstream Media:

      BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAA!!!!!

      Wait, what the… you were being serious?!!

      FUCK YOU, FUCK YOU, FUCK YOU, FUCK YOU, YOU AMERICA HATING, DIVIDING SCUM!!!!! WE IN THE FOURTH ESTATE ARE GONNA DESTROY CROOKED HILLARY FOR DONALD THE GREAT AND SEND HIM TO THE WHITE HOUSE WHERE HE’LL RULE OVER YOU LIKE THE SHIT FUCKS YOU TRULY ARE!!!!!

      • muselet

        Yeah, point taken.

        –alopecia

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    Trump has a knack for doing things in the sleeziest way possible while still remaining technically legal. I wouldn’t be surprised to find that there’s no legal there there.

    Or, there might be, but only the legal equivalent of a foot-fault and he gets a slap on the wrist fine.

    • swift_4

      I think that’s basically it. The penalty for his foundation donating to political campaigns is a fine of 10% of the donation. It doesn’t rise to the level of a felony or anything. I think if they could prove that his donations were for very specific political favors, it would be. But there will be no evidence of that.