Despite pleas from the president’s attorneys, the Attorney General of New York has pledged to continue with a lawsuit against the president for misusing charitable funds donated to the Trump Foundation. According to her,Trump used the Foundation as a personal piggybank and a source of money to illegally fund his businesses and also his political campaign.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week has made a criminal case against Donald Trump much more likely.
First, on Wednesday, we reported that:
“New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday opened the door to a possible criminal case against the Donald J. Trump Foundation with a statement from his counsel that Cuomo was prepared to provide a criminal referral if asked.”
One way that Robert Mueller and the FBI have been preparing to fight against the prospect of Donald Trump pardons is by sharing their information with New York prosecutors. The plan is to have New York bring state criminal charges if Trump issues federal pardons. Pardons have been anticipated for such criminals as Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates and others yet to be charged, such as Michael Cohen.