NY Attorney General Now Investigating the Eric Trump Foundation
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the Eric Trump Foundation over allegations of a self dealing found in a Forbes report.
In other news, the Clinton Foundation has been used as a conduit to sell out the U.S. Government for years while funneling money from charities to fund the Clinton’s extravagant lifestyle and they are STILL freely walking around.
The Daily Caller reports:
“I can confirm that our office is looking into issues at the Eric Trump Foundation raised by the Forbes report,” said Eric Soufer, the attorney general’s director of communications, according to Politico.
The report lays out a case against the Eric Trump Foundation, alleging that the foundation funneled money to the Trump Organization through charity golf outings. The golf events, which are held annually at the Trump Golf Course in Westchester, N.Y., have raised millions for St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
The magazine also accuses Eric Trump of lying when he told Forbes the charity has access to all of the Trump Organization’s assets free of charge. The report indicates the Trump Organization actually received some part of more than $1.2 million that has no documented recipients past the Trump Organization.
Amanda Miller, a spokeswoman for the Eric Trump Foundation said to Politico:
“During the past decade, the Eric Trump Foundation has raised over $16.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, including more than $3.6 million to St. Jude and other worthwhile causes just in 2016 alone,” Miller said in a statement. “The Foundation intends to cooperate fully with the Attorney General’s review, and looks forward to a productive and open dialogue with the Attorney General’s Office to address any questions it may have.”
The Eric Trump Foundation hit back against these allegations saying the following:
“Contrary to recent reports, at no time did the Trump Organization profit in any way from the foundation or any of its activities. While people can disagree on political issues, to infer malicious intent on a charity that has changed so many lives, is not only shameful but is truly disgusting. At the end of the day the only people who lose are the children of St. Jude and other incredibly worthy causes.”
The Trump’s are held to a different standard as D.C. looks at every move they make with a magnifying glass. The Clinton Foundation has taken hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign governments under the guise of charity, including while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. The only way to stop this witch hunt is to go after the opposition with the same vigor.