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News Analysis: How a Trump Decision Revealed a G.O.P. Memo’s Shaky...

WASHINGTON — When President Trump declassified a memo by House Republicans in February that portrayed the surveillance of a former campaign adviser as scandalous, his motivation was clear: to give congressional allies and conservative commentators another avenue to paint the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian election interference as tainted from the start. But this past…

New York Is Said to Open Tax Inquiry Into Trump Foundation

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has opened an investigation into whether the Donald J. Trump Foundation violated state tax laws, a move that could lead to a criminal referral for possible prosecution, according to two state officials familiar with the inquiry. The officials would not say when the investigation started, or…

New York state launches tax probe of Trump Foundation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state tax officials have opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation to determine whether President Donald Trump or his charity violated state law. The probe began about a month ago and was confirmed Thursday by an official with knowledge of the case. The official was not authorized to speak…

Will the Justice Department Investigate the Trump Foundation?

WASHINGTON — Election law experts from across the political spectrum largely agreed that the New York attorney general made a compelling case this week that President Trump’s campaign and his charitable foundation violated federal campaign finance laws during the 2016 election. What they could not agree on, though, was whether any federal investigators will pick…

How the I.R.S. Could Punish Trump and His Foundation

Marcus Owens, who ran the I.R.S. division that oversees nonprofits during the administrations of Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, said there have been several cases where people were criminally prosecuted for filing false tax returns of charities they controlled. The difference in Mr. Trump’s case, he said, is that those cases were “less egregious.”…

The Donald J. Trump Foundation, Explained

Why has President Trump’s charity faced years of legal scrutiny? And what does the New York attorney general’s lawsuit against it mean? During a campaign event in Sioux City, Iowa in January 2016, Mr. Trump presented a check to a veterans group.CreditPatrick Semansky/Associated Press On Thursday, the New York State attorney general sued the Donald…

The Latest: Trump vows not to settle suit against foundation

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's lawsuit against the Trump Foundation (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The White House is blasting a lawsuit filed by New York's attorney general against President Donald Trump and his foundation, suggesting that is politically motivated. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Attorney…

New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general sued President Donald Trump and his foundation Thursday, accusing him of illegally using the charity's money to settle disputes involving his business empire and to boost his political fortunes during his run for the White House. The president called the case "ridiculous." The lawsuit against Trump and…

N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation Over Self-Dealing

In 2007, to settle a dispute between the City of Palm Beach and Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, the foundation paid $100,000 to the Fisher House Foundation, another charity. In 2012, a man named Martin B. Greenberg sued the Trump National Golf Club after he made a hole-in-one at a fund-raising golf tournament that had promised…
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