Donald Trump contributed $25,000 to the campaign of Florida attorney general Pam Biondi, after which she dropped the fraud investigation against Trump University and went to work for his campaign.
The contribution was illegal, and not reported accurately on tax records. Officials working for Trump said the whole thing was an honest mistake.
He was fined $2,500 by the IRS, which is a pretty good deal for Trump.
David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post
Donald Trump buys himself an attorney general for $25,000
Donald Trump illegally donated $25,000 to Florida Attorney General Pam Biondi’s campaign. Soon after that, her office dropped its investigation into Trump University. Now, Biondi is one of Trump’s surrogates.
[Fred Grimm – The Miami Herald]
Trump Orders Surrogates to Intensify Criticism of Judge and Journalists [Kevin Cirilli, Michael C. Bender, and Jennifer Jacobs – Bloomberg Politics]
A campaign staffer had instructed surrogates to desist commenting on matters pertaining to the Trump organization, but Trump said that was “stupid.”
Trump was scheduled to appear on the call to “thank his supporters and congratulate everyone as the primaries officially came to an end.” Calling them stupid is kind of the same thing, right?
A clearly irritated Trump told his supporters to attack journalists who ask questions about the lawsuit and his comments about the judge.
“The people asking the questions—those are the racists,” Trump said. “I would go at ’em.”
In other words: “I know what you are but what am I?!” Worked for Pee Wee Herman, right?