Wasserman Schultz Statement on Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's Meeting with President-Elect Trump

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Washington, DC, December 2, 2016 | comments
Donald Trump campaigned on promises to hold government officials accountable by ïdraining the swamp' – but apparently those pledges don't apply to Mr. Trump or his cronies. In fact, his meeting with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is anything but that. Earlier this year, alarmed Floridians raised questions about whether Bondi – our state's highest ranking law enforcement official – had engaged in a troubling and potentially illegal pay-to-play scandal with the President-Elect over Trump University, his higher education sham over which he's since had to pay an unprecedented $25 million fine. Attorney General Bondi declined to pursue a similar case in Florida after Mr. Trump made an illegal donation to her campaign, in which he made a political contribution from his charitable foundation. Now, they are meeting behind closed doors, ostensibly to discuss a job. It's time to come clean. The Attorney General and the President-Elect need to once and for all speak honestly about Trump University and his campaign contributions – instead of rewarding illegal behavior with the spoils of victory.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Meeting with President-Elect Trump

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement this morning ahead of a meeting between President-Elect Trump and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi:

“Donald Trump campaigned on promises to hold government officials accountable by ‘draining the swamp’ – but apparently those pledges don’t apply to Mr. Trump or his cronies. In fact, his meeting with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is anything but that. Earlier this year, alarmed Floridians raised questions about whether Bondi – our state’s highest ranking law enforcement official – had engaged in a troubling and potentially illegal pay-to-play scandal with the President-Elect over Trump University, his higher education sham over which he’s since had to pay an unprecedented $25 million fine. Attorney General Bondi declined to pursue a similar case in Florida after Mr. Trump made an illegal donation to her campaign, in which he made a political contribution from his charitable foundation. Now, they are meeting behind closed doors, ostensibly to discuss a job. It’s time to come clean. The Attorney General and the President-Elect need to once and for all speak honestly about Trump University and his campaign contributions – instead of rewarding illegal behavior with the spoils of victory.”

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

 


 

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