N.Y. attorney general opens investigation of Trump Foundation
The Democratic attorney general of New York who has opened investigations of climate fraud against oil companies picked a new target Tuesday — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said during an appearance on CNN on Tuesday afternoon that he was concerned that the Donald J. Trump Foundation was breaking laws and regulations related to charitable groups. According to multiple news outlets shortly afterward, Mr. Schneiderman formally opened an investigation despite having declined to investigate the Clinton Foundation and having endorsed Mrs. Clinton for president.
Mr. Schneiderman said that while his office “didn’t make a big deal out of it or hold a press conference,” it already had looked into some of the claims against the Trump Foundation and had addressed concerns to the foundation. Correspondence posted by reporters indicate exchanges going back to June. Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller denounced Mr. Schneiderman in a statement, calling him “a partisan hack who has turned a blind eye to the Clinton Foundation for years and has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
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