NY Ethics Board Drops Trump Complaint Against Attorney General

ALBANY (AP) -

New York’s ethics commission has dropped Donald Trump’s complaint that the state attorney general engaged in misconduct during an investigation of the former Trump University.

Trump’s December 2013 complaint accused Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of soliciting campaign donations from Trump’s daughter even as his office was investigating the mogul’s business school.

Schneiderman had sued Trump four months earlier, seeking $40 million and alleging that the school violated consumer protection law and engaged in fraud and that most students never got promised apprenticeships. The lawsuit is still pending.

Trump, currently seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said most student surveys rated the program as excellent.

His attorney, Alan Garten, on Monday called the decision “a joke” and said they’re considering an appeal.