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Donald Trump signed improper charity check supporting Pam Bondi

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Donald Trump‘s signature, an unmistakable if nearly illegible series of bold vertical flourishes, was scrawled on the improper $25,000 check sent from his personal foundation to a political committee supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Charities are barred from engaging in political activities, and the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign has contended for weeks that the 2013 check from the Donald J. Trump Foundation was mistakenly issued following a series of clerical errors. Trump had intended to use personal funds to…

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New York AG opens investigation against Trump Foundation

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New York’s attorney general is investigating the Donald J. Trump Foundation to make sure the organization is complying with state laws governing charities. POLITICO is reporting Attorney General Eric Schneiderman “has opened an inquiry into the Trump Foundation based on troubling transactions that have recently come to light.” Schneiderman announced the investigation Tuesday. Schneiderman recently filed a lawsuit against Trump University, and in an interview with CNN, said the Manhattan billionaire’s charitable foundation is also under examination. “My interest in this issue really…

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Bob Sparks: Is Team Bondi ready for battle?

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is reluctantly moving onstage in the 2016 presidential campaign. With the national polls tightening between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, her advocates are looking for ways to change the narrative. Who can blame them? With the drip, drip, drip of damaging revelations surrounding the email investigation and foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, they need to spin the story that Trump and his foundation also behave badly. Trump University is that opportunity. The Clinton side…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.7.16 — Pam Bondi’s reluctance to investigate Trump University resurfaces on the campaign trail

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Who knew Hillary Clinton was a fan of the University of South Florida Bulls? “Hello, Tampa! Hello, USF! I know I’m only the second-most exciting thing that’s happened here in the last few days. Your big win to open your football season got some attention,” the Democratic presidential nominee said to the audience who gathered at the rather intimate student recreation center on the North Tampa campus on Tuesday (And yes, that 56-20 victory over Towson was impressive). After dispensing…

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D.C. watchdog group calls for ethics investigation of Pam Bondi over Trump University

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A Washington watchdog group says an investigation is needed to determine if Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi violated the law by failing to investigate or take legal action regarding complaints against Trump University and related entities after the Trump Foundation made a $25,000 contribution to a political committee supporting her. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) says their own investigation has found Bondi’s office received at least 22 complaints regarding Trump University, the Trump Institute, and related entities between February 2008…

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Pam Bondi, call your office – ex-Texas official: Trump U probe dropped due to politics

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Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has moved to muzzle a former state regulator who says he was ordered in 2010 to drop a fraud investigation into Trump University for political reasons. Paxton’s office issued a cease and desist letter to former Deputy Chief of Consumer Protection John Owens on Friday after Owens made public copies of a 14-page internal summary of the state’s case against Donald Trump for scamming millions from students of his now-defunct real estate seminar. Owens,…

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Daily fantasy sports sites agree to stop taking bets in New York

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The nation’s two largest daily fantasy sports websites have agreed to stop taking bets in New York, potentially through most of the professional baseball season, as lawmakers consider legalizing the popular online contests, the state attorney general announced Monday. The deal struck between Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, essentially takes the dispute out of the courts and into the capitol, where lawmakers indicate legislation regulating the industry could pass by mid-May. Schneiderman’s claims against the…

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