September 6, 2016 – Orlando Sentinel
by Scott Maxwell
Donald Trump made headlines last week for paying a $2,500 IRS fine for improperly using money from a charity to fund a campaign committee for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
But I’m here to tell you: The wrong person is receiving the brunt of the scrutiny here.
Listen, I understand the global interest in Trump. But when a prosecutor has been asked to investigate someone — and instead takes $25,000 in campaign cash from him — it’s the prosecutor who most needs probing.
That’s why I began digging into this way back in 2013 — long before Trump was even a candidate for the White House.
One day, Bondi’s office told this newspaper it was reviewing complaints from Floridians who said they felt swindled by the Trump Institute affiliate of Trump University.
Four days later, Trump’s foundation cut a $25,000 check to Bondi’s campaign committee.
Then, after the check came in, her office decided not to take any action against Trump. [READ MORE]