Democrats Push for Federal Look Into Donald Trump’s Donation in Florida

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Attorney Pam Bondi
Attorney Pam Bondi

Pam Bondi, the Florida attorney general who supported Donald J. Trump for president, addressed the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee called on Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Tuesday to investigate Donald J. Trump’s $25,000 contribution in support of Florida’s attorney general, saying it “may have influenced” her decision not to pursue a complaint against Trump University.

The request for a federal investigation comes as Democrats try to seize on the 2013 episode to raise ethical doubts about the Republican nominee in the final stretch of the presidential campaign. There has been renewed interest in the donation since Mr. Trump’s campaign disclosed this month that he paid a $2,500 penalty to the Internal Revenue Service because the contribution was sent from his nonprofit foundation, in violation of tax regulations. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: News Now/New York Times Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.