"Attorney General James Trump has been arrested as President of the Trustee, he has filed a lawsuit with Trump and his law firm well. '"
The comments by James, a Democrat, drew scrutiny when she made them last last year.
Delaney Kempner, a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office, said on Monday: "Once again, the Trump Foundation is making a good attempt at getting rid of the real merits of this case. " In an earlier effort to dismiss the lawsuit, before James took office, the foundation had alleged political bias on the part of the attorney's general office, which has been headed by a Democrat. A New York state court judge denied the motion to dismiss in November.
The suit, which was filed in June 201
In addition to the specific remarks about James, the foundation's attorney's repeatedly said that "politically motivated claims for equitable and injunctive relief are unwarranted on the facts and the law."
The suit names as defenders of the foundation, Trump and his three eldest children – Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka – all on whom sat on the charity's board. It alleges that they violated federal and state laws with a "persistent" pattern of conduct that included the Trump presidential campaign.
The attorney general's office wants $ 2.8 million in restitution, plus additional penalties. Trump from serving as a director of any New York nonprofit for 10 years and to prohibit the other board members, the trump children, from serving for one year. The foundation agreed in December to dissolve under court supervision.
Alan Futerfas, who presented the foundation in the lawsuit, the nonprofit has added another lawyer to work on the case: Marc L. Mukasey, who has had a close relationship with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.