Trump Agrees to Shut Down His Charity Amid Allegations of Misuse

New York's attorney general, on Trump's 72nd birthday this past June, claimed in a lawsuit that the foundation engaged in 'extensive unlawful political coordination'

U.S. President Donald Trump waves while exiting the stage at a rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S., November 5, 2018.
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New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced that the Donald J. Trump Foundation is dissolving as her office pursues its lawsuit against the charity, Trump and his three eldest children.

The attorney general, on Trump's 72nd birthday this past June, claimed in a lawsuit that 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. 

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