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This is the shady Trump fundraiser that unleashed an avalanche of new legal trouble for his family

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President Donald Trump and his three eldest children broke the law by using their charitable foundation as a slush fund, according to a new lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general.

The investigation appears to have been prompted by reporting by the Washington Post‘s David Fahrenthold, who won a Pulitzer Prize for digging into alleged payouts by the Trump Organization.

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Specifically, state attorney general Barbara Underwood identified a Jan. 28, 2016, fundraiser Trump held in Des Moines, Iowa, while skipping a Republican primary debate.

Trump promised to donate $1 million to veterans organizations after the fundraiser, and Fahrenthold began looking into the charity after finding no evidence to show the payment was ever made.

Emails show the Trump campaign dictated donations by the charity despite a ban on political activity by non-profit organizations.

Underwood’s suit also claims the Trump Foundation improperly directed donations to personal and business ventures by the president and his family.

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“These include a $100K payment to settle legal claims against Mr. Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort, $158K to settle legal claims against Trump National Golf Club, and $10K to purchase a painting of Mr. Trump displayed at the Trump National Doral,” the suit claims.

The attorney general has asked the IRS an FEC to open investigations into possible violations of federal law by the president and his family.


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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

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"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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