June 02, 2016
Law for Sale…

…at least in Texas and Florida. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Did you know how cheaply it could be bought, though? The Donald did.

Besides the probe that led to Attorney General Schneiderman’s suit in New York, the office of then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican, opened a civil investigation of “possibly deceptive trade practices.” Abbott’s probe was quietly dropped in 2010 when Trump University agreed to end its operations in Texas. Trump subsequently donated $35,000 to Abbott’s successful gubernatorial campaign, according to records.

A spokesman for Abbott, now Texas governor, declined to comment.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi briefly considered joining with Schneiderman in a multi-state suit against Trump University. Three days after Bondi’s spokeswoman was quoted in local media reports as saying the office was reviewing the New York lawsuit, the Donald J. Trump Foundation made a $25,000 contribution to a political fundraising committee supporting Bondi’s re-election campaign. Bondi, a Republican, soon dropped her investigation, citing insufficient grounds to proceed.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at June 02, 2016 07:13 PM
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And in addition to bribing Bondi, Trump only gave her 70 cents on the dollar.

Posted by: montag on June 4, 2016 3:25 PM

What amazes me is not how easily elected officials can be bought, but how little they charge. Corruption is a piker's game.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Posted by: NewYork Crank on June 5, 2016 11:37 AM
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