The dirty deeds of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his charity organization, the “Donald J. Trump Foundation”, have been struck with a notice from the Attorney General of New York that they are no longer allowed to solicit for charitable donations in New York.
New York’s Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, has been one of the loudest voices against Trump in moving to investigate and prosecute Trump for his various wrongdoings. The chief of the New York Attorney General’s charities bureau, James Sheehan, wrote:
The Trump Foundation must immediately cease soliciting contributions or engaging in any other fund-raising activities in New York.
The letter further demanded Trump’s foundation file paperwork with the charities bureau, and if Trump continued to solicit donations, or refused to file the requested forms, he would “be deemed a fraud upon the people of the state of New York.”
The Trump campaign took the action in stride and issued a generic and bland statement denying any wrongdoing. A spokeswoman for Trump, Hope Hicks, said:
While we remain very concerned about the political motives behind A.G. Schneiderman’s investigation, the Trump Foundation nevertheless intends to cooperate fully with the investigation. Because this is an ongoing legal matter, the Trump Foundation will not comment further at this time.
There is a grain of truth to the statement by Trump’s campaign, as New York’s AG has been a loud supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The Attorney General’s office is a political one, and in 43 states they are elected by popular vote — this includes New York.