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Fri Jun 3, 2016, 12:33 AM

Trump donated to attorneys general who dropped Trump U. inquiries: report

Source: The Hill With Direct Link to AP Report

Attorneys general in Florida and Texas who declined to pursue lawsuits against the now-defunct Trump University received political contributions from Donald Trump, according to an Associated Press report.

Trump donated $35,000 to the successful gubernatorial campaign of then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott after a probe into the university’s "possibly deceptive trade practices" was dropped by his office.

And a political fundraising committee supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi received a $25,000 donation from the Donald J. Trump foundation just days after her office had announced that it was looking into joining a multi-state lawsuit against Trump University. Her office later dropped the inquiry, citing a lack of evidence.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/282064-report-attorneys-general-who-declined-to-prosecute-trump



The full AP Report is worth a read.

Amazing that a sitting district attorney would except $25,000 from Trump WHILE deciding wether or not to prosecute him...

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Reply Trump donated to attorneys general who dropped Trump U. inquiries: report (Original post)
DonRedwood Jun 2016 OP
Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #1
DonRedwood Jun 2016 #2
kcjohn1 Jun 2016 #3
DonRedwood Jun 2016 #4
Democat Jun 2016 #5
geek tragedy Jun 2016 #7
geek tragedy Jun 2016 #6
vlyons Jun 2016 #8
Island Deac Jun 2016 #9
yourpaljoey Jun 2016 #10
bucolic_frolic Jun 2016 #11
Sunlei Jun 2016 #12
jpak Jun 2016 #13
MariaThinks Jun 2016 #14
Arizona Roadrunner Jun 2016 #15
L. Coyote Jun 2016 #16
Equinox Moon Jun 2016 #17
MynameisBlarney Jun 2016 #18
Scruffy1 Jun 2016 #19

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 12:35 AM

1. Quid Pro Quo...

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 12:40 AM

2. of course! i just thought they would be smarter about it.... nt

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 12:41 AM

3. Weren't we told by Hillary folks

That money is not corrupting and unless there is smoking gun, and you can proof quid qu pro, there is nothing wrong with accepting money...?

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Response to kcjohn1 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 12:58 AM

4. Sorry, I only bash Republicans on here.

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Response to kcjohn1 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 02:19 AM

5. You are the definiton of a pro-Trump troll who needs to be banned

Donald Trump is in trouble and you attack Clinton?

Your pro-Trump bias is obvious for everyone to see.

Can't wait to see you banned.

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Response to Democat (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 02:25 AM

7. There's close to 100 of them reccing a "progressives for Trump"

 

article in gee-dee-pee.

Lovely people.

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Response to kcjohn1 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 02:24 AM

6. 14 days nt

 

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 05:57 AM

8. not so amazing in Texas

where Republican politicians are awash in corrupt money, suppress the vote, bankrupt public education, deny climate change, hate people of color, don't care about women's health or feeding poor children. But oboy, do they love to pray in public.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 07:41 AM

9. Barbi Bondi?

Really! No surprise here. Just one of the many, many, many questionable politicians in Florida.

http://www.gossipextra.com/2012/05/25/pam-bondi-wedding-cayman-1508/

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 08:35 AM

10. Trump made him an offer he could not refuse:

A coupon for ten percent off those tender delishus Trump Steaks™!
(Offer excluded the Mouth Watering 32 Ounce Trump Porterhouse™
-- of course.)

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 08:49 AM

11. Not Sued in Texas and Florida in Exchange for Cash

Hey, that's an impressive University accreditation for you!

The Quid Pro Quo States Association?

QPQ Certified!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 09:24 AM

12. Trump Foundation? makes political donations to republicans?

Is this the Eric Trump Foundation, that is supposed to be a charity? tax free, non-profit? or does Trump use a tax free-charity to wash money through?

No wonder Trump will never let anyone see his IRS 'charity donation tax deduction' forms. He probably takes off his sons $250, 000 Africa big game kill vacations as animal conservation donations.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 09:29 AM

13. Crooked Donald

yup

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 09:55 AM

14. Corrupt Trump

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 10:19 AM

15. New Rule

 

If you accept money from any person (s) or organization, we assume there is some form of quid pro quo arrangement until you can prove otherwise. If there is a problem or a potential problem, don't accept the money. If you accept the money, you are accountable for not only what you do know but for what you don't know and should know.

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Response to Arizona Roadrunner (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 10:38 AM

16. Great rule, but it needs some amending.

If you accept five figure political donations from a person you are (or were) about to indict and the investigation is (or was) dropped, you are then subject to scrutiny for corruption.

Of course, that's just a first edit. It could use more refinement. But, at least, it gets rid of the false crap.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 11:02 AM

17. Bribery, bullying, lawsuits, racism, garbled speech etc. are his 'MO'

Wake up America! This is one sick SOB

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 01:36 PM

18. Bribed.

The word you're looking for is "bribed".

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 02:31 PM

19. I always assume campaign donations like this are a red herring.

I'm quite sure that a lot more crosses palms than the campaign donation. The rule of thumb I use is that the bribe also includes other inducements such as cash, being cut in on a lucrative business deal, special "loans", and a million other sleazy ways of hiding money.It would be interesting to see this jerks financials including brokerage accounts. To me at least the $25,000 doesn't seem near large enough for this class of bible thumping hucksters. Economist estimate that 8% of the worlds cash is missing, so the rich always have access to unaccountable money.

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