The President's former attorney Michael Cohen testified that Donald Trump directed his charity organization to refund a "fake bidder" for a portrait of himself.
Attorneys for the Donald J. Trump Foundation accused the New York attorney general's office of political motivation in its civil lawsuit against the nonprofit, citing recent comments made by Attorney General Letitia James, who took office in January.
President Donald Trump's personal charitable foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General's office.
The judge overseeing the New York attorney general's lawsuit against President Donald Trump's charitable foundation suggested Thursday that she will wait until an appeals court rules on whether a sitting president can be the subject of a civil lawsuit before determining whether to dismiss the state's case.
The New York attorney general's office and lawyers for President Donald Trump's charitable foundation are set to face off in court Thursday over the state's civil lawsuit that alleges the charity violated campaign finance laws and abused its tax-free status.
Lawyers representing the Trump Foundation are asking for the New York attorney general's lawsuit against it to be dismissed.
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen as part of its ongoing probe into whether the Trump Foundation violated New York tax laws, a department spokesman confirmed to CNN.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicated Wednesday that he is willing to authorize a criminal investigation of the Trump Foundation, though it was not clear state prosecutors are ready to pursue one due to their ongoing civil lawsuit against the organization.
The New York attorney general on Thursday sued President Donald Trump's charitable foundation along with its directors -- the President, his sons Eric and Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka -- alleging they violated state and federal charities law.