FLORIDA: Lawyer Seeks Bribery Charges Against Pam Bondi And Donald Trump Over Campaign Donation

From the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel:

A Massachusetts lawyer who previously filed state ethics and elections complaints against Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked federal prosecutors to level bribery charges against her and Donald Trump.

Whitfield Larrabee, a Boston trial attorney, filed complaints with U.S. Attorney’s offices in New York and Tallahassee on Wednesday alleging the violation of federal bribery laws stemming from Bondi’s personal solicitation of $25,000 from Trump in 2013 for her political committee.

The Orlando Sentinel reported on Sept. 13, 2013 that Bondi’s office was looking into the Trump complaints. Campaign finance records show Bondi’s political committee, And Justice for All, received the $25,000 donation from Trump on Sept. 17, 2013.

“Evidence strongly indicates that Bondi’s decision not to initiate or participate in litigation against Trump University was given in exchange for Trump’s contribution based on the short time period between the receipt of the political contribution and the announcement of Bondi’s decision not to participate in the New York litigation,” Larrabee’s complaint states.

According to the Associated Press, Bondi personally solicited the bribe from Trump.

  • JT

    Bondi is the CEO of Whoring for Drumpf.

  • Rex

    When you get in bed with the devil.

  • TallBearNC

    I wonder what would happen if Donald Trump got convicted of something like that because that would be a felony and would make him in valid to run for president… I doubt that GOP could get a candidate up and going fast enough to beat Hillary…technically there are other presidential candidates but they’re just not well know..i’m guessing the election would go on as normal but Hilary would be the only main candidate

    • TampaDink

      A felon running for POTUS? IOKIYAR.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      The legal process can be dragged out for years. The trial for the University scam is being delayed till after the elections.

    • another_steve

      What Larry said, plus no judge would issue a ruling prior to the election — innocent or guilty — even if it were possible to do so. That would be seen as interfering in the election process and would result in the Mother of All Shitstorms

      • TallBearNC

        I highly doubt that if it was clear cut that he was guilty of ruling would definitely be guess you before the election because there are many judges I do not want to see him elected

      • TallBearNC

        And if he got elected and later convicted, he would be instantly removed as president

        • Tulle Christensen

          Naw he would just pardon himself

        • another_steve

          This scandal plus the Trump University court case will make lovely TV ads for the Democrats in the fall.

          Just like the endless Hillary email “scandal” is working for the Repubs, this will work for the Dems.

        • charemor

          Now THAT would be beautiful!

    • ScottJ

      I also don’t think that the Constitution has any prohibition based on felony conviction.Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

    • LovesIrony

      these things seem to take forever to wind through the court. I finally was able to talk to someone in the special prosecutor’s office on the fraud case against texas lt. governor. I was simply trying to find out the next court date, the court couldn’t tell me, the state office that would normally handle such cases was actually quite rude and said they can not talk about this case. I was only asking for next court date. This is normally public record, I searched and searched and am aware of the appeal and denial of appeal and that there was at least one more appeal before trial. My second call to the special prosecutors office was finally returned. No date has been set yet for the next appeal. This shit is out of control. He was indicted in August of 2015 and is playing the system and the system willingly goes along. So if trump bondi aren’t even indicted yet, it will be fucking years before anything happens to either.

    • ScottJ

      Now, if he were convicted after he was elected, that would be grounds for impeachment…”The Constitution sets specific grounds for impeachment. They are “treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.” To be impeached and removed from office, the House and Senate must find that the official committed one of these acts.”

      • lymis

        Not sure if that applies to such crimes that were not engaged in while in office. It OUGHT to, but it might not.

    • Traxley Launderette

      His fan base would love to see him martyred by the libruls and ileetes.

  • Jamie_Johnson

    Of course, now the problem is that the Supreme Court has legalized such political bribery…

    • Gustav2

      Would not investigating or stopping the investigation be considered “an official act?” I would think would,

      • lymis

        The analysis I’ve seen pretty much felt that you’d actually have to have documented evidence of “Send me money and I’ll drop the lawsuit,” and even then, proof that the person in question sent it.

        If she solicited and received campaign funds from anyone else, and if she made decisions to join other lawsuits or not, then, probably, under the new SCOTUS ruling, it would legally be a coincidence.

        • Gustav2

          So you have to have recordings llike Rod Blagojevich

          • Tulle Christensen

            Or memos, or e-mails, or notes on cancelled checks. yea some kind of smoking gun

          • Gustav2

            That is hilarious, my government worker hubby can’t be taken lunch by former co-workers because they now work for private contractors. We can go to one woman’s home for a party this 5th of July, but a lunch…OMG!

            And he has no say in awarding the contracts.

    • Uncle Mark

      Actually, a direct contribution resulting in a favorable action from a politician could be considered bribery…as in the case of Trump’s donation. This will be hard enough to prove (see the results from the bribery case against a VA governor.) SuperPacs, on the other hand, are allegedly forbidden to convey wishes or plans to the politician, and proof of bribery in this instance is almost impossible, unless you can find documentation.

    • safari

      The supreme court left it up to the politicos to tighten the law. They found the broad interpretation of the bribery law problematic.

      • Jamie_Johnson

        Because letting the foxes define what’s guarding the hen house ─ or not ─ is a great idea!

  • ryan charisma

    but he calls Hilary “crooked”

    mmm hmmmm.

    • TampaDink

      Deflection.

      • Stubenville

        I know you are, but what am I?

        • TampaDink

          Exactly!

        • Robincho

          “Fuck off!”
          “Make me!”
          “I don’t make trash, I burn it!”
          “Then go burn yourself!”
          “Make me!”
          “Fuck off!”…

  • Rebecca Gardner

    YUM

  • Michael Rush

    Laywer :
    ” People just don’t understand the goodness of Donald Trump’s heart “

    • Joe knows who I am.

      You’ll get no argument from me.

      • Michael Rush

        Trump or Dawn Davenport ?

        ” You’ve finally done it, haven’t you ! Embarrassed me on my night of FAME ! ”

        ” So what if I did? I want money! ”

        “I just want my hair done, quickly and quietly.”

        ” You came here for some excitement tonight and that’s just what you’re going to get! Take a good look at ME because I’m going to be on the front of every newspaper in this country tomorrow !

        You’re looking at crime personified
        AND DON’T YOU FORGET IT ! ”

        https://s31.postimg.org/b9p86thob/divine_black_heart.jpg

        • Michael Rush

          “You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.”

          “Our great African-American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore.”

          “The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.”

        • another_steve

          Oh you went and done it… invoked the name of Divine, Blessed Saint and Never-Virgin of Baltimore Maryland. My near-hometown.

          For John Waters lovers in the area, The American Visionary Art Museum in downtown is running a special exhibit through September 4th of Bobby Adams’ photos of the early Waters entourage, including Divine and the fabulously young and gorgeous Johnny Depp.

          Highly recommended.

          http://www.avam.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions.shtml

        • Joe knows who I am.

          Uhm,…

          Pam Bondi? 😀

    • Stubenville

      Maybe if they served it cooked in a Burgundy sauce?

      • Christopher Smith

        I think truffled, perhaps Piemontaise?

      • denverken

        LOL! Thanks, hadn’t had my first laugh out loud moment of the day until I read that.

      • Adam King

        Still too chewy.

  • PickyPecker
  • Stubenville

    Throw the book at her!

  • OUTinMinnesota
  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Bondi appears guilty of solicitation!
    Oh, … the sick irony!

  • djcoastermark

    Being a Foridian, and having to deal with all the evil Ms bondi has done here, I hope she gets the serious smackdown that she deserves. And quickly.

    • Nic Peterson

      A smart prosecutor would see this as an opportunity to get Blondi on the stand with some immunity and go after governor Skeletor. She is small potatoes.

      • JCF

        Oooh, I like the way you think!

    • Adam King

      A long jail sentence with no peroxide.

  • WebSlinger
  • WebSlinger
    • William

      Sl —- eaze, Sleaze.

  • billbear1961
  • 2amor

    Ethically inept, but it is “the gays” who will ruin Florida…

  • Silver Badger

    How is it that those shouting moral indignation are those with the most questionable morals?

    • billbear1961

      Because, on the right, they are FRAUDS, and DANGEROUS ones, who will take this country down the path to hatred, fascism and absolute CORRUPTION!!

      The goddamned CROOKS are ALREADY doing it in MANY of the states where they control the state and local governments!!

      If they get hold of all the levers of power federally, they will DESTROY this democratic republic!

      Within a decade it would be every bit as foul, corrupt and MURDEROUS as Putin’s Russia!!

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Okay Floridians, why did it take a Massachusetts lawyer to take this action?

  • Jerry Hinnant

    So would this make her a money whore?

    • Octavio

      She’s a cheap one at only $25,000.

  • Prion

    • billbear1961

      lol

      But I stopped laughing when I realized WE might end up in the same basket!

  • Prion

    ..,

  • Christopher Smith

    Let’s see what else Pammypoo has done:

    http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2013/dec/17/pam-bondi/pam-bondi-says-medical-marijuana-illegal-under-fed/
    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/business/bondi-florida-sue-epa-in-dispute-over-air-quality-/nnJ6y/
    http://www.seiu1991.org/2011/07/28/attorney-general-pam-bondi-whose-side-is-she-on/
    http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/term/pam-bondi
    http://www.queerty.com/pam-bondi-acts-like-petulant-child-confronted-truth-20160617
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/pam-bondi-georgia-ag-attack-obamacare-with-awkward-1-2-punch/1248775

    Soooo….she’s against medical use of pot, against environmental quality, against whistle-blowing and transparency in government, against reproductive rights and choice, against gay rights and lying about it to boot, and of course against health care for anyone but the one percent–in addition, of course, to her own corruption in taking money from Trump.

    The very picture of the modern reactionary whore.

    • Octavio

      She is the very model of a modern major Republican
      She has secret information bribes indictments and deplorable,
      She knows the things of Florida, and I quote court fights historical
      From Marathon to Old Key West, in order phantasmagorical . . .

      Burn the bitch!

      • Robincho

        A mysterious gentleman calling himself William Schwenck Gilbert has dropped off some chocolates and flowers for you. I’ll hold them here in the lobby and you can pick them up on your way home…

        • Octavio

          Uh . . . what kind of chocolates? English or Belgian? 🙂

          • Robincho

            He seemed to be English, but the chocolates are Neuhaus —
            which tells me how highly he must think of you…

  • Ninja0980

    I love the smell of karma in the afternoon.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Oh, yes please…..

  • Michael White

    please please please all gods old and new. let this happen

  • William

    Gregg Abbott and Ken Paxton need to be included in this lawsuit or be served with their own.

    • billbear1961

      YES!!

    • david fairfield

      Paxton is the most vile of them all.

  • Of course it was a bribe. And it happens ALL THE FUCKING TIME because our corrupt Supreme Court (with at least two justices who took bribes themselves) decided that money equals speech. If money equals speech then bribery is legal. It’s fucked up and it’s the reason we need a court that isn’t on the take to fix the mess Scalia and company created with Citizens United and other rulings.

  • Westcoast88

    THANK YOU!!

  • billbear1961

    There is also the matter of having solicited campaign contributions from MPs in England and Scotland, DRUMPF, which is a violation of federal LAW!!

  • Jmdintpa

    After Anderson got her and she went that poor nee tour she been awful quite

    • billbear1961

      She was awful LONG before now, Jm!

  • Octavio

    Oh please! Please! Please! Please bloody baby jeessuzz! Bring Pam Bondi down and prevent her from ever having any sort of power again on this mortal coil. Please, please, please!

  • bkmn

    Hell yes!

  • Djurisk

    That time she did Donald’s hair…

  • Joseph Miceli

    Well! Isn’t this delicious !

  • mjcc1987

    Unfortunately, I don’t see this going anywhere.

  • I wish this could result in something, but I’m not very optimistic.

  • labdad95

    Two peas in a Trumpod.

  • D. J.

    Hopefully she has pissed off all the right people….that can make this stick.

  • James

    So, let’s see. The presumptive Republican nominee for president currently has cases before the court alleging he raped a child, and committed fraud, and he may soon have another one for bribery. Have I missed any?