Trump rips NY Dems over closure of Trump Foundation

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE on Wednesday complained that he was the victim of a "total double standard" of justice after a lawsuit in New York state against the Donald J. Trump Foundation led to the charity's closure.

In a series of tweets, Trump asserted that his charity "has done great work and given away lots of money, both mine and others, to great charities over the years — with me taking NO fees, rent, salaries etc."

He argued that he was targeted by state Democrats, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned in May amid allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse. His successor, Barbara Underwood, also a Democrat, brought a lawsuit against the charity a month later.

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Trump repeated his inaccurate claim that Schneiderman led former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida Hillicon Valley: Productivity, fatigue, cybersecurity emerge as top concerns amid pandemic | Facebook critics launch alternative oversight board | Google to temporarily bar election ads after polls close Trump pledges to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, designate KKK a terrorist group in pitch to Black voters MORE's presidential campaign efforts in New York in 2016. The then-attorney general backed Clinton, but did not work for her campaign.

"In any event, it goes on and on & the new AG, who is now being replaced by yet another AG (who openly campaigned on a GET TRUMP agenda), does little else but rant, rave & politic against me," Trump tweeted, referencing Attorney General-elect Letitia James. "Will never be treated fairly by these people — a total double standard of 'justice.'"

The tweets marked the president's first comments on his charity since Underwood announced Tuesday that the Trump Foundation had agreed to shut down following a lawsuit over its alleged mishandling of funds.

Trump had previously decried the lawsuit as a partisan attack and vowed not to settle the case.

Underwood said the charity displayed a "shocking pattern of illegality" and that the president used the organization's money for personal and political purposes.

“Mr. 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.”

The attorney general said she will continue to pursue the lawsuit against the Trump Foundation, which seeks $2.8 million in restitution plus penalties, as well as an order barring Trump and his three oldest children — Donald Trump Jr.Don John Trump'Tiger King' star Joe Exotic requests pardon from Trump: 'Be my hero please' Zaid Jilani discusses Trump's move to cancel racial sensitivity training at federal agencies Trump International Hotel in Vancouver closes permanently MOREIvanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump stokes fears over November election outcome Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report Trump, Biden vie for Minnesota MORE and Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpJudge orders Eric Trump to comply with New York AG's subpoena before Election Day Eric Trump uses misleading clip to blast Biden for using teleprompter Melania Trump: Ginsburg's 'spirit will live on in all she has inspired' MORE — from serving on the boards of other New York charities.

The Washington Post, which first reported during the 2016 presidential campaign on Trump's misleading portrayals of his foundation's efforts, said Tuesday that the organization will be required to sell its remaining assets and donate the proceeds as part of its dissolution agreement.

The remaining assets reportedly include a Denver Broncos football helmet signed by former quarterback Tim Tebow, which Trump bought with $12,000 in foundation money, as well as two large portraits of the president that were purchased using a combined $30,000 in foundation funds. 

The ongoing Trump Foundation lawsuit is one of many legal headaches facing the president.

Trump's campaign is under scrutiny from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Five former Trump associates have been implicated in the investigation thus far, along with more than 20 Russians.

Trump has repeatedly blasted the investigation as a "witch hunt" and insisted he did not collude with Russia.

In addition, federal prosecutors in Manhattan are reportedly looking into whether the president's inauguration committee misused funds and are said to be investigating whether officials in the Trump Organization violated campaign finance laws.