Florida’s Attorney General decided to join one of President Trump’s few remaining Commissions right after Hurricane Irma finished smashing into her state.
In 2013, Trump illegally made a political donation of $25,000 to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi from his heavily investigated private charity slush fund, which is an IRS 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit.
In return, she looked the other way as his pyramid scheme “university” proceeded to scam thousands of students out of their hard-earned money.
Now, Florida’s crooked AG Pam Bondi is joining the Presidential Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis, her March appointment effective this week.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“The President always intended for the Attorney General to be on the Commission–however, Governor Christie choose [sic] to begin the Commission with only himself and four others. The announcement is protocol before the Executive Order is signed next week,” Bondi’s spokesperson, Whitney Ray, said in an email.
Trump’s federal drug addiction panel is run by the only Republican politician more corrupt than she, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was last seen on 9/11 laughing over the dirty deeds his staff pulled which caused their felony convictions in the Bridgegate scandal.
Bondi faced a fusillade of complaints about her grossly apparent conflict of interest taking money from Trump during an investigation, which led to every major newspaper in Florida calling for a federal investigation into her conduct.
“Pam Bondi is term limited in 2018,” says Larrabee who filed a bar complaint against the Florida Attorney General last year, which they tabled. “Once she steps down from office, she could be subject to disciplinary action by the Florida Bar for taking Trump’s money while her office was investigating Trump University.
Ultimately, a half million dollars in hush money was transferred from Trump and his associates to Bondi.
While the Florida Attorney General’s office investigated the Trump University fraud, not coincidentally, the President became Bondi’s largest political donor (and Ivanka donated too) throwing fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago.
Eventually, Donald Trump paid $25 million in damages to settle in order to avert a November 2016 federal fraud and racketeering trial over his fake Trump University, after losing a devastating summary judgment ruling.
“She didn’t do anything for Trump’s victims in Florida, but the New York Attorney General helped force him to pay a $25 million dollar settlement to the victims of his national fraud scheme,” the attorney Larrabee said, “but her office took no action.”
But Pam Bondi is cashing in her favor with President Trump, and going to Washington under cover of a major hurricane and with a public pose of comforting the afflicted, when she’s really spent her political career as a Republican comforting the comfortable and afflicting the afflicted who live in Florida.
Pam Bondi joining Chris Christy on Trump drug commission is another pay-off for her axing the Trump U investigation. Corrupt!
— J Whitfield Larrabee (@jwlarrabee) September 11, 2017
Grant Stern is an Editor-At-Large for OccupyDemocrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and a senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition