Four days after Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office opened a probe into Trump University, Donald Trump donated $25,000 to her political campaign. Three days later, Bondi’s office dropped the probe, citing lack of evidence.
In September of 2013, Donald Trump’s privately-owned Trump University was under investigation by the state of New York. Pam Bondi, the attorney general of Florida, approached Trump personally to ask him for a donation to her campaign. Two weeks later, he donated $25,000 to her campaign PAC, “And Justice For All,” according to Bondi spokesman Marc Reichelderfer. Ivanka Trump donated $500 later that day to the same group.
Four days before the donations occurred, Bondi decided to join the New York investigation into Trump University, citing complaints by residents regarding the widely criticized “school.” Two days after receiving the donation, the Florida attorney general dropped her investigation, stating that there wasn’t enough evidence to support going any further with the investigation.
“When I want something I get it,” Trump said in January. “When I call, they kiss my ass. It’s true.”
Yet another wrinkle within the overhanging scandal of Trump University is how Donald Trump paid the funds to Bondi. According to the Associated Press, Trump used a charity nonprofit account to donate to a political campaign, a huge violation of federal campaign finance law.
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