Remember Pam Bondi, the Florida Attorney General who failed to open up an investigation into fraud charges against Trump University in 2013, only to have it discovered that in September of that year, the Donald J. Trump Foundation had donated $25,000 to her PAC?
Yeah. She wasn’t the only one, but she got short-changed, it appears. Maybe she could have held out for more.
The Associated Press is reporting that Texas Governor Greg Abbott received a $35,000 donation to his gubernatorial campaign from Trump, sometime after dropping a probe into Trump University, back in 2010, when Abbott was still the Texas Attorney General.
Abbott, a Republican, was serving as Texas Attorney General at the time, and opened a civil investigation of “possibly deceptive trade practices” into Trump University, but quietly dropped it when the organization agreed to end its operations in Texas.
Trump subsequently donated $35,000 to Abbott’s successful gubernatorial campaign, according to records obtained by the AP.
The AP reported that a spokesman for Abbott declined to comment.
Is this evidence of wrong-doing on Abbott’s part? Not necessarily, but if we looked sideways at Bondi for her refusal to pursue remedy for Florida residents who were scammed by Trump University, it’s fair to question Abbott, as well.