The New York state attorney generals lawsuit against the Trump foundation can proceed, judge says
According to court documents, the lawsuit alleges that President Donald Trump and his three eldest children, who served as members of the charity’s board, repeatedly used charitable donations to advance Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, promote Trump hotels, purchase personal items and pay off other financial obligations, such as legal bills.
The New York state attorney generals civil lawsuit against the Trump Foundation, President Donald Trump and his three eldest children can proceed after a state court judge denied their motion to dismiss the case
Trump loses bid to dismiss New York lawsuit over his charity
A judge has thrown out Trumps motion to dismiss the New York A.G.s lawsuit against the Trump Foundation. Justice Saliann Scarpulla denied Trumps arguments that the suit was rooted in political bias and found it fell within the offices jurisdiction.
How rich with irony: NY state judge cites SC ruling in Jones v Clinton (with briefs secretly written by @gtconway3d) as reason AG’s lawsuit against @realDonaldTrump and his foundation can proceed
Scarpulla also slapped down the foundation's argument that the action should be tossed because former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was a frequent Trump critic and foe who had engaged in repeated "personal attacks" against the president.
The court does have “jurisdiction” over the president, based on Supreme Court precedent and other lawsuits currently ongoing against Trump, Scarpulla wrote.
Trump and his family misused the Trump Foundation as a personal and political slush fund to pay off business creditors, to decorate one of Trumps golf clubs and to stage Trumps presidential campaign events. Now a lawsuit against them can proceed.
#BREAKING: The New York State Supreme Court just denied the motion to dismiss our lawsuit against the Trump Foundation and its directors: @realDonaldTrump, Donald J. Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump.
New Yorks Supreme Court just ruled that a lawsuit against the Trump Foundation may proceed, denying that the president is immune to this prosecution. NYs AG says Trump and three of his children illegally used the foundation to serve their own business and political interests.
A state judge ruled on Friday that a lawsuit by the New York State attorney general could proceed against President Trump and the Trump Foundation over allegations of misused charitable assets, self-dealing and campaign finance violations during the 2016 presidential campaign.
In attempting to get the case dismissed, Trump’s legal team argued, among other reasons, that a sitting president can’t be sued and that Underwood had “animus” toward Trump.
Judge rules that New York AG lawsuit related to Trump Foundation may proceed.
The judge on the case, Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the New York State Supreme Court, dismissed each argument and ordered a response from Trump’s legal team within 45 days.
Mr. Trump’s lawyers had argued that the court did not have jurisdiction over Mr. Trump, as president, and that the statutes of limitations had expired in the case of some of the actions at issue.
A judge in New York on Friday denied President Donald Trump’s attempt to dismiss a case brought against him and his children by the state’s attorney general over allegations that they misused charitable donations made out to the Trump Foundation for personal and political use.
They also contended the attorney general’s office suffered from a “pervasive bias” against Mr. Trump.
A lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of misusing his charitable foundation for his own personal and political purposes will move forward after a Manhattan judge refused Trump's bid to throw the case out.
Trump & Trump Foundation’s motion to dismiss the civil lawsuit brought by New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood has been denied by judge:
“The Trump Foundation functioned as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests, said the New York attorney general.
She also found that contrary to the foundation's argument, the attorney general's suit had made allegations of wrongdoing that were strong enough to let the case go forward.