Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is defending her decision to accept a $25,000 donation from Donald Trump while her office was fielding consumer complaints about Trump University.

Bondi on Tuesday for the first time directly answered questions about the 2013 donation from Trump’s family foundation. She said she has no regrets about accepting the money from Trump and repeated that her office did nothing improper. Bondi also said it would have looked like a “bribe” if she had chosen to return the money once questions arose.

Bondi personally asked Trump for money and got a $25,000 check for her political organization. Emails from the same time period show that her office had been asked about a lawsuit filed by New York against Trump University.

 


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