NY AG sues Trump Org and his children for misappropriation of funds

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    Huge new story on CNN right now. They are suing the org and board members which include Trump, Don Jr, Eric, Ivanka etc.

    The AG says over a period of at least 10 years the org acted with a pattern of illegality that included repeated and consistent misappropriation of funds. The suit is seeking something like 2.8 million plus the complete dissolution of the Trump Foundation, the charity arm of the Org.
     
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    Note, because this is a STATE Attorney General, it's believed that this is outside the range of a Presidential Pardon.

    It's not clear but they are guessing that this may be another situation where Mueller came across information he deemed illegal and farmed it out to someone else because it wasn't related to the Russia investigation.

    This also may explain the Michael Cohen situation.
     
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    The lawsuit, filed by state Attorney General Barbara Underwood, comes after an investigation spurred by The Washington Post's reporting.

    The suit accuses President Trump and his three eldest children of repeatedly misusing his nonprofit, including to pay off his businesses’ creditors, decorate one of his golf clubs and stage a multimillion-dollar giveaway at his 2016 campaign events.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...cbf71e-6fc9-11e8-bd50-b80389a4e569_story.html
     
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    Here comes the tweet storm from Herr Gropinfuhrer!
     
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    They also say they used something like 2.8 million of charity funds to benefit the Trump campaign.

    Huge story.
     
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    Do witches get a presumption of innocence or is it still the other way around?
     
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    Should have started tearing papers up earlier, I guess.

     
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    Happy Birthday president Trump!

    He's going off on Twitter again promising to NOT settle the case.
     
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    So, Trump is going to ask Sessions to open an investigation into the NY AG's office today, right?
     
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    It's a civil lawsuit from what I read.
     
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    YEah sorry I forgot to write that in the post but you're 100% correct it's a civil complaint. They are claiming the DJT charity was an "empty shell" that was only setup to personally benefit Trump and his family.

    They are of course denying the whole thing.
     
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    Lock them up!!
     
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