Cohen subpoenaed in Trump Foundation probe: report

Investigators in New York state have issued a subpoena to President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, as part of a probe into the Trump Foundation, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation over possible violations of state tax laws, The New York Times reported last month


The Times report did not reveal specifics about the probe or what Trump Foundation activities were being investigated.

But the newspaper reported that the probe is likely linked to a lawsuit New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood (D) filed in June alleging that Trump illegally used the Trump Foundation to support his 2016 campaign.

The Hill has reached out to New York’s Department of Taxation and Finance for comment.

The subpoena comes after Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations. The campaign finance violations stemmed from hush-money payments made to two women who say they had affairs with Trump years ago. Cohen implicated the president in the crimes, but did not name him.

--This breaking news report was last updated at 3:40 p.m.