AG Pam Bondi just endorsed Donald Trump today in Florida:
WASHINGTON TIMES – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi endorsed Donald Trump for president Monday, calling him a longtime friend and giving him a late-campaign boost as he seeks to try to win the state in Tuesday’s primary.
Ms. Bondi, considered a rising star in GOP politics, said Mr. Trump has tapped the same outsider spirit that she herself ran in 2010.
“You are speaking loud and clear, and Americans are speaking loud and clear,” Ms. Bondi told supporters at a rally in Tampa.
But this is shocking no one who knows Pam Bondi’s history with Trump. The Orlando Sentinel recalls how Pam Bondi chose to ignore Trump U complaints in 2013 after getting a big donation from Trump to her campaign committee:
But there’s one attack that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi probably wants Rubio to stop launching — the accusation that Trump ran a scam of a school called “Trump University.”
After all, Bondi chose to ignore complaints about Trump University — after Trump personally donated $25,000 to Bondi’s campaign committee.
One day Bondi’s office said it was reviewing complaints against Trump.
Three days later, Trump donated $25,000.
After that, Bondi’s office decided never to take any action.
If this is true that is as corrupt as it gets. Here’s how Orlando Weekly described it:
Also, here’s a link to a story from Miami New Times from 2013 that points out that one of Trump’s foundations donated $25,000 to Bondi’s campaign PAC while she was being urged to join an investigation of Trump University, against which there were several complaints filed in Florida. At the time, Bondi opted not to join the suit against Trump U because New York AG Eric Schneiderman was already leading the charge, and she reasoned that if he won, the Florida complainants would be compensated fairly anyway, so why bother? Way to look out for your constituents, Pam!
Yup, sounds pretty corrupt to me. I guess she and Trump deserve each other.
And as an aside:
.@MichelleFields' criminal complaint against Donald Trump's camp manager for assault filed in FL, where the state AG just endorsed Trump.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) March 14, 2016