New York Attorney General to investigate Trump Foundation
Sep 15, 2016 12:05 am
Steve Eder reports in The New York Times that New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman said Sept. 13 that his office will investigate presidential candidate Donald Trump’s nonprofit Trump Foundation. Schneiderman is looking at a political donation the foundation made to the Florida attorney general just before she declined to investigate Trump University. Trump paid a $2,500 penalty to the Internal Revenue Service because that 2013 contribution violated tax regulations. “We have been concerned that the Trump Foundation may have engaged in some improprieties,” Schneiderman said. The Trump campaign fought back, with Jason Miller, a senior aide, saying, “Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is a partisan hack who has turned a blind eye to the Clinton Foundation for years and has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.” Three years ago, Schneiderman sued Trump and Trump University, saying that students had been defrauded out of thousands of dollars. Trump also denies those charges, and that case is pending. Trump also contributed $12,500 to Schneiderman’s 2010 campaign in 2010, then filed an ethics complaint against him that the state ethics panel declined to pursue. Read the full story in The New York Times.