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Trump Also Hosted Fundraiser for Pam Bondi at Mar-a-Lago After She Dropped Trump U Investigation



Trump and Daughter Gave Florida GOP $125,000 Following Spring

Donald Trump gave Pam Bondi a $25,000 campaign donation as the Florida Republican Attorney General was deliberating on whether or not to bring a suit against the Manhattan billionaire for fraud at his Trump University. Bondi, after receiving the donation, declined to prosecute. 

Months later, Trump held a fundraiser for Bondi, opening up his 126-room, 110,000-square-foot Mar-a-Lago mansion. Minimum donation: $3000. Trump charged the Florida Republican Party a mere $4,855.65 for the shindig, which a Bondi campaign staffer told The Huffington Post was a “small event on the lawn … featuring snacks and refreshments, attended by about 50 people.”

By comparison, the Huffington Post reports, “Trump has charged his own presidential campaign roughly $140,000 per event for use of the mansion.”

The Huffington Post story includes several examples of Trump University students contacting Bondi’s office to report fraud, and getting no response. When they contacted Attorneys General in other states, they not only got responses they got their money back. 

The following spring,” The Huffington Post adds, “Ivanka and her father donated another $125,000 to the Republican Party of Florida ― Bondi’s single biggest source of campaign funds.”

Wednesday morning MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski went off on Trump and the scam, and what looks like Trump’s apparent bribery of Bondi.

“You can see a timeline and the direct result of the money,” Brzezinski said, “which is what he says he does with money – he buys people off, he makes deals. And he got a deal to not be investigated in an area that’s a real weak spot, and that’s Trump University.”

“I’ve never seen a campaign, and a family, get more defensive, than when you bring up Trump University,” she continued. “Because they have a weak spot there. Because there are people with stories of being scammed, and being taken for a ride. People who are weak and suffering, and want to build their lives getting scammed, giving money, thinking that they will grow and return and they don’t.”

Florida’s Pam Bondi isn’t the only attorney general who received large campaign donations which apparently ended investigations or lawsuits against Trump University. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, now Texas Governor Greg Abbott, received $35,000 from Trump. A Texas consumer protection official last week said he was ordered in 2010 to drop his investigation into Trump University. His boss? Greg Abbott.

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4 Top Trump-Supporting House Republicans ‘Demanding Answers’ on ‘Treatment’ of January 6 ‘Prisoners’



The U.S. Dept.  of Justice arrested and charged over 500 people who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many in a coordinated effort to overturn a free and fair election. DOJ expects to charge about 100 others as well.

“The investigation and prosecution of the Capitol Attack will likely be one of the largest in American history, both in terms of the number of defendants prosecuted and the nature and volume of the evidence,” the U.S. attorney’s office in D.C. wrote in March, when the list of people to be charged was estimated at about 400, The Washington Post reported at the time.

On Tuesday, as the newly-minted U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack launches, holding its first day of events, four far right wing House Republicans – some of whom has been linked to white nationalists – will be holding a different type of event.

Instead of working to uncover and piece together all the information about what happened on Jan. 6, including what led up to the attempted coup, four GOP representatives – Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene – will hold a press conference on the “treatment” of the January 6 “prisoners,” suggesting they are “political prisoners,” which is false.

The four extremists will hold that press conference Tuesday at 1 PM, “demanding answers on the treatment of Jan. 6 prisoners” from Attorney General Merrick Garland, per a press release.

“This is taking place on the same day as the Jan. 6 select committee’s first hearing,” Forbes’ Andrew Solender reports. House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy “is also holding a presser ahead of that to counterprogram.”

“The lawmakers have all pushed a baseless conspiracy theory that federal agents were behind the attack, with Gosar also casting slain rioter Ashli Babbitt – who was shot by law enforcement while trying to breach the House chamber – as a martyr,” Solender says in a Forbes article.

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‘Groveling Before White Supremacists’: GOP Senate Candidate Slammed for ‘Going Fully Anti-Semitic’



A Republican candidate for the seat currently held by retiring U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) was both criticized for antisemitism and mocked for accidentally yet accurately linking extremism with conservatism on Monday.

Venture capitalist J.D. Vance, whose former boss, billionaire PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel has invested $10 million in a PAC supporting him, posted the strange tweet attacking the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL is a civil rights organization dedicated to “monitoring, tracking and responding to antisemitism in the United States.” Vance is the author of “Hillbilly Elegy.”

He retweeted this post from and called the ADL “a joke of an organization that just goes after conservatives.”

Some slammed Vance’s tweet as antisemitic:

Others just mocked him for accidentally speaking the truth about “extremist and hate movements.”



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Psaki Forced to Explain COVID Basics to Fox News Reporter Asking ‘Whose Fault’ Is It Pandemic Cases Spiking



White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday was forced to explain the basics of the coronavirus pandemic to Fox News reporter Peter Doocy after he tried to blame the increase in COVID-19 cases on President Joe Biden, bt asking, “whose fault” is it that the numbers are “going in the wrong direction.”

Naturally, the answer is those who could be vaccinated yet are still refusing to do so.

“On COVID Dr. Fauci says we’re going in the wrong direction. Whose fault is that?” Doocy asked.

“Well,” Psaki replied, “I would say first what he was referring to is the fact that because there are still a large population of people in this country who were unvaccinated. And we have the most transmissible variants that we’ve seen since the beginning of the pandemic that more people are getting sick with COVID, and that’s not, those numbers are not moving in the right direction. I think that’s accurate and you can see it by data.”

Doocy works for one of the top conservative cable channels that possibly has spread more coronavirus and vaccine disinformation than almost any other.





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