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Go deeper: New York’s allegations in the new Trump foundation lawsuit

Donald Trump giving a speech.
President Trump at the Heritage Foundation's President's Club Meeting. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The lawsuit brought against the Donald J. Trump Foundation — which President Trump says he won't settle — details instances of engaging illegally in political activity and self-dealing transactions.

The big picture: New York Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood, who inherited the investigation from former AG Eric Schneiderman, says Trump used "charitable assets to pay off the legal obligations of entities he controlled, to promote Trump hotels, to purchase personal items, and to support his presidential election campaign."