FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2019

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CREW Statement on Trump Foundation Settlement

Washington – Following a judge’s order that President Trump pay $2 million as part of a settlement with the New York Attorney General’s Office over malfeasance with the Trump Foundation, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

“More than three years ago, we first drew America’s attention to Donald Trump’s illegal operation of his eponymous charitable foundation for his own personal and political benefit. Over the next six months, our investigation turned up repeated abuses of the law, leading to numerous complaints and an IRS fine. Today’s settlement of the suit brought by the New York Attorney General’s Office is a fitting and poetic end to this scandal. CREW first identified illegal behavior by the Trump Foundation when it gave an impermissible $25,000 political donation to support Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi while her office was reportedly considering joining a New York Attorney General suit against Trump University. Florida did not join. But yesterday, it was announced that Bondi would be joining President Trump’s impeachment defense team.”

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