New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office is investigating Donald Trump's charitable foundation "to make sure it's complying with the laws governing charities in New York".
"We've inquired into it. We've had correspondence with them. I didn't make a big deal out of it or hold a press conference. But we have been looking into the Trump Foundation to make sure it's complying with the laws governing charities in New York", " Schneiderman told on 13th September.
The inquiry comes amid a series of reports by The Washington Post that Trump spent money from his charity, The Donald J. Trump Foundation, on himself, used it to recycle others' contributions to make them appear to have come from him and hasn't given to the foundation since 2008.
In another article, The Post had reported that the recipients of five charitable contributions listed by the Trump Foundation had no record of receiving those donations. But the newspaper updated its report after CNN questioned the accuracy of three of the five donations it had cited.
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"This is nothing more than another left-wing hit job designed to distract from (Hillary Clinton's) disastrous week," said Jason Miller, a Trump spokesman in a statement.
The IRS fined the Trump Foundation $2,500 earlier this month for making a $25,000 political donation to a group supporting the campaign of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2013. At the time, Bondi's office was reviewing allegations into Trump University and considering opening an investigation.