Trump lawyer confident he'll win in charity suit

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charitable foundation to further his business and political interests.

Trump's lawyer Alan Futerfas said a judge's decision to reject his bid to have the lawsuit thrown out "means only that the case goes forward."

State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla's ruling was posted Friday.

Futerfas said Trump's side maintains that all money raised by the nonprofit Trump Foundation "went to charitable causes to assist those most in need."

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said she welcomed Scarpulla's decision. The Democrat refuted the contention of Trump's lawyers that the lawsuit was politically motivated.

Underwood said she intends to enforce rules governing private foundations no matter who runs the foundation.

Donald Trump's lawyer says he's confident the president's side will prevail in a lawsuit alleging that he used his charitable foundation to further his business and political interests.

Trump's lawyer Alan Futerfas said a judge's decision to reject his bid to have the lawsuit thrown out "means only that the case goes forward." State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla's ruling was posted Friday.

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