New York AG: Trump Foundation engaged in 'persistent illegality'
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The New York State attorney general's office is suing the Trump Foundation for "persistent illegality," according to a court filing on Thursday.

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The original lawsuit, filed in June, alleged that the foundation had broken New York's charities laws to support Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat O'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms MORE's 2016 presidential campaign. 

The Trump Foundation has been seeking to dismiss the lawsuit, but the attorney general's office pushed back with the Thursday filing.

"Donald J. Trump used his control over the Donald J. Trump Foundation for his benefit to advance his personal, business, and political interests in violation of federal and state law governing charities," it said.

The suit seeks to dissolve the foundation and temporarily bar Trump and his children from serving in other charities in the state.

A lawyer for the Trump foundation did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.