New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood sued President Donald Trump and his children, Ivanka and Eric Trump on Thursday.
Ivanka and Eric Trump serve as directors of the Trump Foundation. The lawsuit states that there was: “extensive and persistent violations of state and federal law,” and Underwood is “seeking restitution of $2.8 million plus penalties.”
Frank Figliuzzi, former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace that Trump’s family corruption must be a “genetic trait.”
“It’s widespread corruption. It’s a genetic trait apparently. This is going to be tough for him because it touches directly on Ivanka and Eric with their roles in the charity,” Figliuzzi said. “It’s a reminder to Trump that you may have federal issues. You can fire Mueller, you can fire Rosenstein, but there are state attorneys generals out there that you still have to deal with. You are not above the law.”
Thousands join anti-G7 march as world leaders fly in
More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march across the French-Spanish border on Saturday as world leaders arrived for a summit in Biarritz just hours after activists clashed with police.
Since Monday, anti-capitalist activists, environmentalists and other anti-globalisation groups have begun flocking to southwestern France for a counter-summit which they insist will be peaceful.
Biarritz is a popular tourist destination that would normally be basking in its annual summer boom, but with US President Donald Trump and other world leaders flying in for three days of talks, the resort was on lockdown.
China hits out at ‘bullying’ US over new tariffs
China on Saturday angrily hit out at the latest US tariff hikes on its goods, saying a "bullying" Washington would eventually "eat its own bitter fruit".
European leaders have also warned US President Donald Trump of the dangers of trade skirmishes with China and Europe, which look set to dominate the G7 summit due to begin in France.
Trump on Friday increased existing and planned tariffs on a total of $550 billion in Chinese goods, in response to new tit-for-tat levy hikes announced earlier that day by Beijing on $75 billion of US imports.
A Chinese commerce ministry spokesman on Saturday denounced Washington's "unilateral and bullying trade protectionism".
Mass rallies, crazy decisions, grandiose posturing: This is what living in a dictatorship feels like
Another week of shaking our heads and wondering how much longer we can survive him. Yet again, Donald Trump overwhelmed practically everything with the force of his obscene personality, running his mouth and his thumbs even while he was failing to run the country in any sort of conventional sense. He doesn’t actually do anything, but he dominates everything. Living in America today is like being trapped in a room with him — no doors, no windows, no exits, only Trump and the sound of Trump and the hideous image of Trump, all day, every day, for day after day after day.
This article first appeared in Salon.