NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–September 7, 2016
NYT: Donald Trump’s Donation Is His Latest Brush With Campaign Fund
Excerpt: “Donald J. Trump, who has repeatedly denounced pay-to-play politics during his insurgent campaign, is now defending himself against claims that he donated $25,000 to a group supporting the Florida attorney general, Pam Bondi, to sway her office’s review of fraud allegations at Trump University.
Mr. Trump’s payment of a $2,500 penalty to the Internal Revenue Service over that 2013 campaign gift amounted to only the latest slap of his wrist in a decades-long record of shattering political donation limits and circumventing the rules governing contributions and lobbying.”
Huffington Post: Trump Held Fundraiser For Pam Bondi At Mar-a-Lago After She Dropped Investigation
Excerpt: “In March 2014, Donald Trump opened his 126-room Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago, for a $3,000-per-person fundraiser for Pam Bondi. The Florida attorney general, who was facing a tough re-election campaign, had recently decided not to investigate Trump University.”
Orlando Sentinel (Maxwell): New Records Show Bondi Needs Probing in Trump Mess
Excerpt: “Donald Trump made headlines last week for paying a $2,500 IRS fine for improperly using money from a charity to fund a campaign committee for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.”
Miami Herald (opinion): Donald Trump’s gift to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Deserves a Closer Look
Excerpt: “Isn’t it terrible about those connections between the candidate’s foundation and charitable donations that changed hands in what appeared to be play-to-pay? Yes, it is. And now, at last, the Internal Revenue Service has agreed by levying a fine on the foundation for violating the rules that bar political donations by the charities.”
Excerpt: “In light of the suspicions hanging over Donald Trump and Pam Bondi, the Florida attorney general, this opening quote from her Republican National Convention speech is particularly rich. ‘Nov. 8 is a day of reckoning for all those who have abused their power,’ she said. ‘Winning this election means reclaiming something to which I’ve dedicated my entire career: the rule of law.’
TPM: How Trump Has Explicitly Described The Pay To Play Politics He Now Denies
Excerpt: Since embarking on his presidential campaign, Trump has boasted about his history of making major contributions to politicians of both parties — contributions he said are part of a “game” that he has been on the “other side all of my life.”
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