Report: Florida AG Who Dropped Case Against Trump University to Get White House Job

Pam Bondi.

On September 13, 2013, the Florida Attorney General’s office announced that it was considering taking legal action against Trump University, amid allegations that the real-estate investment school had defrauded its student body.

Four days later, Donald Trump’s personal charity (illegally) donated $25,000 to a political group aligned with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s reelection campaign. Shortly thereafter, the Sunshine State’s chief prosecutor decided that there were “insufficient grounds” to proceed with a probe of the mogul’s school.

Last summer, the Associated Press revealed that Bondi had personally solicited a donation from Trump — around the same time that her office was debating whether to pursue an investigation of his university.

At a 2015 GOP primary debate, Trump boasted of his talent for buying favors from politicians, explaining, “When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them, two years later, three years later, I call them, and they are there for me.”

This fall, Trump agreed to pay out $25 million to those who did bring suit against his school.

On Thursday — less than two months after Trump won a presidential election on a promise to “drain the swamp” of D.C. corruption — his transition team told Bloomberg that Pam Bondi will take a job in the new White House.

In a more rational political universe, that last development would never follow the preceding ones. Why would a president-elect with populist pretensions go out of his way to heighten the visibility of an attorney general whom he, at the very least, appears to have paid to drop a fraud case against him, using money that was earmarked for charity?

But, in our fallen realm, the answer is simple: Because, apparently, he can.

Prosecutor Who Dropped Case Against Trump Said to Get WH Job