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Pam Bondi: The Florida AG Took Trumps Money and Now She's Probably Headed to Washington
01/10/2017 Election Jay Z
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If one wants to get insight into low-conscious modern politics, one needs to learn more about the story of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Since being elected AG in January of 2011, it been quite a ride for Ms. Bondi.

  • She fought against gay rights and LBGT marriage in Florida. After the mass murder of 49 people at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June 2016, she claimed to be a supporter of gay rights. Bondi was called out on her apparent attitude change in a noted contentious interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

  • In 2013, she convinced Republican Governor Rick Scott to postpone an execution that already had been scheduled. The execution conflicted with a political fundraiser for Bondi. A Tampa Bay Times article quoted an “apology” that in part said "The planned execution of Marshall Lee Gore had already been stayed twice by the courts, and we absolutely should not have requested that the date of the execution be moved." Interestingly enough, Bondi was a primary supporter of Scott's “Timely Justice Law” that promotes speedier executions.

  • After Bondi's office received complaints about “Trump University”, in 2013 the State of Florida considered joining New York in a suit against Trump. Days later, The Donald J. Trump Foundation donated $25,000 to a PAC supporting Bondi's re-election. Florida never joined the lawsuit saying there wasn't enough evidence. Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Maxwell wondered how hard they even looked. USA Today reported that Trump eventually settled the suit, without Florida's involvement, for $25 million. According to Fortune, just 6 months after Bondi's decision not to join the suit against Trump University, The Donald held a $3,000 per person GOP fundraiser for her at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach which is said to have raised about $150,000.

  • In March of 2016, Pam Bondi endorsed Donald J. Trump saying she has been a friend of his “for many years”.

The same Fortune Magazine article quotes Trump from a campaign stop in January 2016 in Iowa as saying "When I want something I get it." At the same rally he added "When I call, they kiss my ass. It's true." Now, Bondi is said to be headed to Washington for a more permanent gig after serving on Trump's transition team. Some have speculated she will head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, known casually as “the drug czar”. Recent reports say Bondi is happy in her current position as Florida Attorney General “right now”. It may soon be time, however, to pucker up...again.

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