Donald Trump to meet with Florida AG Pam Bondi on Friday


Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Donald Trump arriving at a campaign rally in Tampa in August (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Donald Trump arriving at a campaign rally in Tampa in August (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Friday, Trump’s transition team said today.

 

“Obviously she’s been a big supporter of the president-elect on the campaign trail and a friend for a long time,” Trump spokesman Jason Miller said on a conference call with reporters. He didn’t shed light on what Bondi and Trump will discuss.

 

Trump has filled the two highest-profile legal jobs in his administration, tapping Republican Alabama Sen. William Sessions for attorney general and Don McGahn for White House counsel.

 

Bondi, originally a supporter of Jeb Bush‘s presidential bid, endorsed Trump the day before Florida’s March 15 Republican primary and frequently appeared at Trump rallies in Florida during the campaign. Bondi also spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

 

“I know Donald, and I am proud to know Donald. He will appoint conservative justices who will defend, rather than rewrite, our Constitution,” Bondi said in her convention remarks.

 

Trump and Bondi came under fire during the campaign over a $25,000 donation Trump’s nonprofit foundation made to a pro-Bondi political committee in 2013. The contribution came shortly before Bondi’s office announced it would not to pursue an investigation of fraud allegations against Trump University.

 

Bondi said the contribution didn’t influence her decision and there was nothing improper about accepting it.

 

“I would never, ever trade any campaign contribution…for some type of favor to anyone,” Bondi told reporters in September

 

Trump later paid a $2,500 fine to the IRS because it was illegal for his nonprofit foundation to contribute to a political committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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