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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and his foundation asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by New York’s attorney general over the nonprofit’s activities, including during the 2016 presidential campaign, calling it a politically motivated attack.
In Thursday night court filings, a lawyer for Trump said Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s lawsuit was part of her office’s mission to “lead the resistance” against the Republican president, attack him where possible and sue rather than settle.
The article goes on to state the following:
Underwood, a Democrat, in June said a 21-month probe begun under her predecessor Eric Schneiderman uncovered “extensive unlawful political coordination” by the Donald J. Trump Foundation with Trump’s White House campaign, and “repeated and willful self-dealing” to benefit the president.
But the defendants’ lawyer Alan Futerfas said “nearly every penny” the foundation raised supported “those most in need,” and that the defendants, including Trump’s three adult children, did nothing wrong that justified the lawsuit.
He also questioned why the attorney general ignored “serious and significant allegations of misconduct” involving the foundation of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, whose wife Hillary was defeated by Trump in the 2016 White House race.
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