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LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “President Donald Trump on Monday [7-1-19] accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of deploying Attorney General Tish James as a ‘bludgeoning tool’ in a politically motivated legal campaign against Trump-branded businesses in the state…James was elected New York’s top law enforcement official in November 2018 after former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a frequent antagonist of the Trump administration, resigned in May 2018 amid allegations of physical abuse by several women. The Trump Foundation was forced to shut down in December 2018 and divvy up its remaining funds to various nonprofit groups under an agreement with acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood, who was appointed to carry out the remainder of Schneiderman’s term. The dissolution of the president’s personal charity followed an investigation Schneiderman first launched in September 2016 and a subsequent lawsuit brought by the attorney general’s office in June 2018, alleging that Trump and his children improperly benefited personally and politically from the organization.”

Quint Forgey, “Trump accuses New York of harassing his businesses,” Politico, July 1, 2019 1:34 pm

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