Trump private charity received almost $3M in donations during presidential campaign

Trump private charity received almost $3M in donations during presidential campaign

Trump private charity received almost $3M in donations during presidential campaign

In October 2016, Schneiderman's office ordered the Trump Foundation to cease any further fundraising in NY, stating that the charity was not registered to solicit donations within the state.

The foundation can't close yet, though, because it is still under investigation by the New York Attorney General's Office.

News reports that newly filed documents show that the Donald J. Trump Foundation is in the process of dissolving. The New York attorney general's office had already opened an investigation and ordered the foundation to stop soliciting contributions in October 2016. "The Foundation looks forward to distributing its remaining assets at the earliest possible time to aid numerous worthy charitable organizations".

While Trump and his allies will likely spin the foundation's closing as a promise kept, it's important to remember that it's only being shut down because it was exposed as a complete sham organization.

Ivanka Trump gave her father's foundation $100,000. The foundation was also ordered to cease fundraising operations in NY due to a failure to register with the Charities Bureau and provide annual financial reports.

In November 2016, the Trump administration disclosed in its 2015 tax filing that it had violated federal laws against self-dealing.

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"Our investigation into the Donald J. Trump Foundation remains ongoing", Spitalnick said in an email.

Not only did the "charitable" foundation not do a whole lot of charity work, but Trump frequently used it to enrich himself, his family members, and his businesses.

The Washington Post reported that the Trump Foundation transferred "income or assets to a disqualified person".

The foundation was under scrutiny for allegedly misusing its funds, to include settling lawsuits. On June 9, 2016, the NYAG office sent a letter to the foundation questioning a $25,000 donation made in 2013 to "And Justice For All", a group that was supporting Bondi's campaign.

Most of the money came from a pair of $1 million donations from leading supporters of his presidential campaign - the Las Vegas gambling investor Phil Ruffin and Laura Perlmutter of Lake Worth, Fla., whose husband, Isaac Perlmutter, is the chairman of Marvel Entertainment.

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