Trump ordered to pay $2 million dollar settlement

Trump admitted he used The Trump Foundation for his own personal purposes such as paying fines and legal expenses for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and his golf course in New York.
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Now, to other news, and president trump tonight has been ordereto pay $2 million as part of a settlement over his one-time charitable foundation. A civil lawsuit alleged the president and his three eldest children used the foundation for business in campaign interests. Tonight, the president has agreed to pay the money. Where will it go? ABC's Terry Moran now from the white house. Reporter: The trump foundation was once a source of good publicity for Donald Trump. But in today's court settlement, the president admits he repeatedly used the charity for his own personal purposes, paying fines and legal expenses at his mar-a-lago resort in Florida and at his golf course in New York. And, the president now admits, $2.8 million raised for veterans at this trump foundation charitable fundraiser in Iowa in 2016 was then given over to the trump presidential campaign to disburse before the Iowa caucuses. It's for our vets. And you're going to like it. Because we raised over $5 million in one day. Reporter: The trump foundation also spent $30,000 on two portraits of Donald Trump himself and $12,000 for a signed football helmet of former quarterback Tim Tebow. The foundation has now folded. And today, the judge ordered the president to pay $2 million to charity. In a statement, a trump foundation spokesman said it was "Pleased to donate" the $2 million to "Worthy organizations." Let's get to Terry Moran now. There is also news tonight in the impeachment showdown. Sources telling ABC news that president trump wanted his attorney general, William Barr, to hold a press conference to say there was nothing illegal in that phone call with the president of Ukraine and Barr declined? Reporter: That's right, David. ABC news has confirmed that the president told aides to tell Barr he needed to get in front of television cameras and declare that the president had broken no laws. When he told the president of Ukraine to investigate his political rival. Barr, as you say, wouldn't do he did put out a statement saying no campaign finance laws were broken. The president is infuriated by this story. He says it's pure fiction. David? Terry Moran tonight. Thank you.

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