by Kody Fairfield
Following a litany of issues with illegal donations, “clerical errors,” and other odd discrepancies, the Attorney General of New York, Eric Schneiderman, has decided to open an inquiry into the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
According to a piece released by NBC News, AG Schneiderman, someone who has had an unfriendly relationship with Donald Trump in the past, came out to say that, “We have been concerned that the Trump Foundation may have engaged in some impropriety,” continuing, “We’ve inquired into it and we’ve had correspondence with them. I didn’t make a big deal out of it or hold a press conference. We have been looking into the Trump Foundation to make sure it’s complying with the laws governing charities in New York.”
The inquiry appears to focus on a story previously reported on by The Libertarian Republic, in which a donation from the Trump Foundation in the amount of $25,000 went to the Attorney General of Florida Pam Bondi’s super PAC at the same time the AG’s administration was looking into investigating Trump University. Subsequently after the donation, the inquiry into the university disappeared, and the billionaire businessman was eventually fined for illegally donating from a non-profit organization. The foundation called this, and the fact that they listed the donation to a group called Justice For All (which is in Kansas and claimed they never received any money), a “clerical error.”
Other issues seem to show that Trump’s money is nearly non-existent in his own charity, but it appears that he has used the money to buy gifts for himself, including a six foot portrait of himself.
It appears that the Trump campaign is trying to fight this off by relating the case to the relationship between Schneiderman and his endorsement of Hillary Clinton, stating:
In response to the news, Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller released a statement calling Schneiderman “a partisan hack who has turned a blind eye to the Clinton Foundation for years and has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.”
And while it is fair to say that some may write action off as a personal vendetta between AG Schneiderman and Trump, but it should be remembered that the Republican nominee was the one who said, “When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do.” He has admitted to quid pro quo in the past, why would that change just because he was running for office?