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Florida Attorney General Rumored To Get White House Job


Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is expected to take a job in the administration for President-elect Donald Trump.

“NEW: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will be named to a post in the Trump White House, sources tell me. Trump aides finalizing her role,” tweeted Bloomberg Politics reporter Jennifer Jacobs.

But Bloomberg Politics reported that it wasn't certain which position Bondi would fill, and the Trump administration hasn't confirmed Bondi's appointment.

"We have no additional announcements at this time," said Sean Spicer, Trump's White House incoming press secretary, on a conference call with reporters, according to the Miami Herald. "I don't want to get ahead of any announcements that may or may not come."

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service after Bondi reportedly accepted a $25,000 donation from Trump in 2013, and then decided not to pursue an investigation into Trump University.

"While there was never an investigation, staff, doing due diligence, reviewed the complaints and the New York litigation and made the proper determination that the New York litigation would provide relief to aggrieved consumers nationwide," Bondi spokesman Whitney Ray told CNN in June.

Former Bondi campaign consultant Marc Reichelderfer said Bondi had been seeking donations at that time.

"It wasn't just Donald Trump. She was actively campaigning for re-election and asking for support from friends and supporters," Reichelderfer said.

After winning the presidential election, Trump settled with plaintiffs in the class action suit against Trump University for $25 million.

“I am pleased that under the terms of this settlement, every victim will receive restitution and that Donald Trump will pay up to $1 million in penalties to the State of New York for violating state education laws,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement, according to The New York Times. “The victims of Trump University have waited years for today’s result, and I am pleased that their patience -- and persistence -- will be rewarded by this $25 million settlement.” 

Sources: Miami Herald, CNN, Bloomberg Politics, The New York Times, Jennifer Jacobs/Twitter / Photo Credit:

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