New York Files Lawsuit Against Trump and Family Alleging 'Unlawful Political Coordination'

The substance of the suit alleges 'unlawful political coordination' with Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, 'self-dealing' that benefits Trump’s businesses and other violations of the law

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New York's attorney general on Thursday sued the Donald J. Trump Foundation, U.S. President Donald Trump, and others, and is seeking to dissolve the foundation after what she called its "persistent illegal conduct" over more than a decade. 

Barbara Underwood, the attorney general, said the foundation engaged in "extensive unlawful political coordination" with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, conducted "repeated and willful self-dealing" to benefit his personal and business interests, and violated "basic legal obligations" for nonprofits. 

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President Trump and three of his children (Donald J. Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump) are named in the lawsuit in their roles as directors of the foundation.