New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is now investigating Eric Trump over a Forbes report that accuses him and Donald Trump of “self dealing” from a charity golf tournament Eric ran on Trump’s golf courses.
From ABC NEWS:
The New York State Attorney General’s Office said it is investigating the Eric Trump Foundation after questions were raised about the charity in light of a recent media report that it paid high sums to use Trump-owned properties for fundraisers.
That A.G.’s office is the same one that has been investigating the Donald J. Trump Foundation since the fall and that case remains open.
In the latest case, Forbes published an article Tuesday alleging that the Eric Trump Foundation had been using donations — from donors who believed the money was going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital– to pay the Trump Organization hundreds of thousands of dollars for use of Trump properties during fundraisers and re-donating some funds to charities friendly with Trump interests.
“The Attorney General’s office is looking into the issues raised by this report,” communications director Eric Soufer said in a statement.
The Forbes report is actually really interesting, and even if you don’t believe the charges, it’s worth reading.
What I found interesting is Eric Trump’s response to all of this – he didn’t personally deny it, he just called it an “attack,” kept repeating how much he raised for charity, and then grouped it in with insults on Twitter. When your first response is to play the victim instead of denying the accusation, it makes me wonder. Yes. Wonder.
[Later he denied the allegation.]