Dick Polman considers a story that he considers woefully underreported: An actual factual story, not a “cloud” of conjecture that “casts a shadow,” a story of cash on the barrel head.
Three years ago, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, the family’s nonprofit charity, gave a $25,000 campaign contribution to a group that flacked for Florida attorney general Pam Bondi. That donation was illegal, because nonprofits are barred by the IRS from giving money to political campaigns. And at the time the illegal donation was made, Bondi was deciding whether to go to bat for all the Floridians who had been allegedly bilked by the phony Trump University. Should she join the State of New York’s class action lawsuit, or not?
Trump’s foundation sent the money to Bondi. A month later, Bondi decided not to prosecute . . . .
Meanwhile, Josh Marshall points out that, when it comes to Donald Trump, the corporate media seems to think that his word is his Bondi:
I was curious to see whether there was any renewed attention to the Trump/Bondi story this morning. Alas, the answer appears to be: not really. There are some passing references to it. But it mainly seems limited to ‘This came up. Trump says it’s all good.’ And on to the next story.
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