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(17,413 posts)
Thu Jun 9, 2016, 03:39 AM Jun 2016

Calls grow for probe into campaign donation Trump gave to Florida AG

Source: MSN/Orlando Sentinel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Even as another Democratic state lawmaker called for an investigation of a campaign donation given by Donald Trump to Attorney General Pam Bondi, questions arose Wednesday about who would conduct such a probe.

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Bondi's fellow Republicans control the Legislature and are unlikely to set up an independent panel to look into the matter. Gov. Rick Scott has referred reporters' questions to the Trump campaign.

There are few other avenues to investigate Florida's top law enforcement official.

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The Trump campaign has said that his charity, the Trump Foundation, made a clerical error in giving $25,000 to And Justice for All, a Bondi political committee, on Sept. 17, 2013. That admission came after the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an IRS complaint against the foundation, since political donations by charities are prohibited.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/calls-grow-for-probe-into-campaign-donation-trump-gave-to-florida-ag/ar-AAgOOhR?ocid=iehp

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)


(52,317 posts)
13. Yep, but just a hair less obvious. Bondi dropped her inquiry into Trump U after the payment.
Thu Jun 9, 2016, 11:50 AM
Jun 2016

The Texas AG was not investigating Trump U at the time of his payment, as far as I know.


Surya Gayatri

(15,445 posts)
4. I'm giddy with anticipation of the next Trump presser where he "addresses" this
Thu Jun 9, 2016, 07:22 AM
Jun 2016

latest controversy in his inimitable fashion.

The misogyny and sexism are bound to reach disastrous levels similar to the racism in his last press outing.

Can't wait.


(5,774 posts)
5. Interviewers need to start asking about this and other "donations"
Thu Jun 9, 2016, 08:18 AM
Jun 2016

He won't want all that free time anymore and will have to pay for ads. Networks need the ad income.


(10,504 posts)
6. He has already admitted to quid pro quo's in the past. What's so surprising about this?
Thu Jun 9, 2016, 08:48 AM
Jun 2016

How does a charity "accidentally" give $25,000 to a political campaign?

Bondi has been complicit with BP in the oil spill case on behalf of Florida taxpayers. All the other Gulf Coast AG's pretended to fight against BP before they went silent (presumably BP made some type of promise to buy their silence until the government cases were settled this year).

I hope they dig into her actions beyond this incident to see if she has a pattern of this!


(35,741 posts)
8. "How does a charity "accidentally" give $25,000 to a political campaign?"
Thu Jun 9, 2016, 09:31 AM
Jun 2016

Indeed. A question which should be posed to Mr. Trump.


(35,741 posts)
7. "a clerical error" eh? Damn conveniently timed clerical error.
Thu Jun 9, 2016, 09:29 AM
Jun 2016

Word has it that Bondi himself asked Trump for the donation so how does a Trump Foundation clerk not know that they cannot just hand out money at the request of Trump? - Any foundation registered with the IRS has to have a very detailed procedure for how donations are made, and it does not include giving out money at the request of the person whose name happens to be on the foundation. This is a big deal and Trump himself is extremely exposed here, assuming that this is how it went down.

sofa king

(10,857 posts)
10. Looks like The Don just picked a running mate.
Thu Jun 9, 2016, 10:17 AM
Jun 2016

If he puts Pam Bondi on the ticket, Justice won't prosecute until next year.

Roy Rolling

(7,025 posts)
11. From a charity is bad, but little difference
Thu Jun 9, 2016, 10:25 AM
Jun 2016

It's bad enough coming from a charity he manages, but the donation happened while the Trump University controversy. If the money was to influence the Trump U case, not good.

L. Coyote

(51,129 posts)
15. Surely Trump has someone who investigates his clerical errors for him. Someone who is the greatest,
Thu Jun 9, 2016, 03:46 PM
Jun 2016

the best, who can investigate this for us. It will be a great investigation, the best ever, a really good investigation, awesome even, .....

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