Congress might not be able to get anything out of Donald Trump…
But the Attorney General’s in NY seem to be able to…..
A judge on Thursday ordered President Trump to pay $2 million to a number of nonprofit organizations to settle a lawsuit brought by the New York state attorney general that claims he misused his now shuttered foundation to further his political interests.
The suit was filed in June 2018 by then-Attorney General Barbara Underwood and claimed the Trump family – including the president and his three eldest children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – allowed the foundation to be used as “little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests.”
It said the Donald J. Trump Foundation abused its tax-exempt status and violated federal and state campaign finance laws.
New York state Attorney General Letitia James was seeking a total of $2.8 million in restitution from the foundation, but State Supreme Court Judge Saliann Scarpulla cut that down to $2 million.
In the order, Scarpulla said that the president “breached his fiduciary duty” by allowing the foundation to stage a “Trump for Vets” charity event in Iowa before the state’s caucuses in 2016….