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Donald Trump taps lawyer involved with Trump U case for federal job

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As a top aide to Florida’s attorney general, Carlos G. Muniz helped defend the office’s decision to sit out legal action against Trump University. Now the president is naming him to be the top lawyer in the U.S. Education Department. President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Muniz to serve as general counsel to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Senate would then consider the nomination of the Republican lawyer. Emails reviewed by The Associated Press show that in…

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Emails from 2010 show Texas investigators thought Trump U was a get-rich-quick scam that preyed on novices

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As Texas regulators investigated Trump University for fraud six years ago, Donald Trump‘s lawyers tried the same defenses the presumptive Republican presidential nominee cited again as recently as Tuesday — that the now-defunct real-estate workshops were top-notch and the students overwhelmingly satisfied. But internal emails reviewed by The Associated Press show the staff of then-State Attorney General Gregg Abbott weren’t buying what Trump was selling. Abbott is now the state’s Republican governor and a vocal Trump supporter. “The consumers we…

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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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