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Donald Trump filed an ethics complaint against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday morning. Trump hasn't been too happy with Schneiderman — the AG sued "Trump University" for allegedly running a scam university that hurt at least 5,000 students across the country. Schneiderman wants Trump to cough up $40 million in restitution. Trump says Schneidmerman is "crooked" and the "dumbest attorney general" in the U.S.

I just filed a major ethics complaint against crooked New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman-he should resign from office!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2013

Trump's lawyer Jeffrey Goldman filed the complaint with the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, alleging that Schneiderman met with Trump's daughter Ivanka at a bar while he was investigating Trump University (which, to be clear, is not a real university, and has been renamed The Trump Entrepreneur Initiative). Trump says the AG asked Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, for favors while conveniently leaving out the fact that he was planning to sue Trump. The suit against Trump alleges that he and his organization made false claims about the classes and his level of involvement in Trump U, which isn't licensed as an educational institution.

Scheiderman denies the allegations. His spokesman Damien LaVera told the New York Daily News, “[Trump's] wild accusations, outlandish conspiracy theories and outright distortions will not distract Attorney General Schneiderman from pursuing justice for the students victimized by Mr. Trump and his scam university." 
Trump previously alleged that President Obama conspired with Schneiderman to sue him. That theory is not mentioned in the ethics complaint. 
In October, somebody (Trump) leaked to the press that New York GOP officials are eyeing Trump to run for Governor of New York

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