This is probably another civil suit Trump’s lawyers will have their client paying up to settle….
The suit against the Trump Foundation is being pursed by the NY State Attorney General and asks that the foundation be shut down for 2 years….
AG contends that the organization was used to fund Trump’s political campaign, which is illegal….Those acts occurred BEFORE* Trump was elected President….
A New York judge is rejecting a bid by President Donald Trump’s lawyers to dismiss a state lawsuit alleging he ran his charitable foundation without regard for the law.
In a ruling posted Friday, State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla rebuffed the Trump team’s contention that the lawsuit was politically motivated.
Scarpulla said that given the seriousness of the allegations, there’s no basis for finding that “animus and bias were the sole motivating factors” for New York state Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s lawsuit.
Underwood alleges the Trump Foundation became a wing of Trump’s campaign. She wants him barred for 10 years from running any charities.
Scarpulla says she’ll be forced to dismiss the case if a state appeals court rules in an unrelated case that a sitting president can’t be sued in state court…..
Clinton v. Jones, 520 U.S. 681 (1997), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case establishing that a sitting President of the United States has no immunity from civil law litigation, in federal court, against him or her, for acts done before taking office and unrelated to the office. In particular, there is no temporary immunity, so it is not required to delay all federal cases until the President leaves office….