Trump: New York AG Mischaracterizing My $2 Million Settlement For Political Purposes; Here’s What Actually Happened


In a decision filed Thursday, New York State Justice Saliann Scarpulla ordered President Trump to pay $2 million to a group of non-profits as settlement for the New York state attorney general’s years-long investigation into the Trump Foundation for allegedly coordinating illegally with his 2016 campaign.

In the decision, Justice Scarpulla ruled that Trump allowed his campaign to put on a foundation fundraiser in January 2016, the money from which was used “to further Mr. Trump’s political campaign.” While Trump has been ordered to pay $2 million to charities, Scarpulla rejected the attorney general’s demand that Trump pay punitive damages or that he and his children be banned from serving on the board of any other nonprofit in the state.

Attorney General Letitia James, the third New York AG that has targeted Trump and his family’s foundation, declared the judge’s decision a “major victory.”

“The court’s decision, together with the settlements we negotiated, are a major victory in

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