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BREAKING: Trump to pay $2 million to settle New York Attorney General civil lawsuit against Trump Foundation and his children, alleging "persistent" violations of charities law, including unlawful coordination with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.cnn.com/2019/11/07/pol…
Filed in June 2018, the lawsuit alleged that Trump, Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric violated federal and state campaign finance laws, using the Trump Foundation "as little more than a checkbook to serve Trump's business and political interests."
Background THREAD on the New York AG's lawsuit against Trump; the Trump Foundation; and Don Jr, Ivanka, and Eric, alleging their foundation engaged in “a pattern of persistent illegal conduct for more than a decade.”
>@NewYorkStateAG: "We’ve secured a court order forcing Trump to pay $2M in damages after admitting to illegally using the Trump Foundation to help him intervene in the 2016 election and further his own political interests.

No one is above the law." 👏👏👏
@NewYorkStateAG Trump admitted to ILLEGALLY using his family's foundation to help him intervene in the 2016 presidential election and further his own political interests.

And yet, he and his daughter, who was also named in the lawsuit, are still in the White House.
@NewYorkStateAG In 2007, 2012, 2013, and 2014, Trump signed tax returns for his foundation which falsely stated that none of the charity’s funds had been used to benefit him or his businesses.

It's a felony to knowingly file a false tax return.
@NewYorkStateAG NEW: The $2M settlement, which was finalized last month and announced on Wednesday in the judge’s order, included a detailed admission of misconduct by Trump.

Trump admitted he used funds raised by the foundation to promote his campaign and pay his debts.
@NewYorkStateAG Among Trump’s admissions: The 'charity' gave his campaign complete control of the $2.8M the foundation raised at a fund-raiser for veterans in Iowa days before the state’s caucuses.

Trump admitted the 'fund raiser' was in fact a campaign event.
@NewYorkStateAG Trump admitted to misusing money raised by his foundation to promote his presidential bid and pay off debts.

Don Jr, Ivanka, and Eric, who were officers of the foundation, will undergo training to ensure they don't engage in similar improprieties.
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