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New York AG fires another salvo at Trump Foundation

October 04, 2018 - 6:17 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York's attorney general says in a new court filing that the state has a strong case that President Donald Trump ran his charitable foundation with disregard for state and federal law.

Attorney General Barbara Underwood is suing the foundation, saying it broke rules prohibiting charities from engaging in political activity.

Trump's lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss the case, saying it was politically motivated.

In its latest salvo Thursday, state lawyers reiterated their demand that Trump be barred from being involved in running any charities for 10 years.

They said the foundation was improperly used to benefit Trump personally several times and was turned into a wing of his campaign organization during the 2016 election.

Trump's lawyers have said any rule violations were minor.