Pam Bondi meeting with Donald Trump on Friday – Florida Politics – Florida Politics (blog)
Attorney General Pam Bondi is meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Friday.
A Trump transition spokesman disclosed the meeting during a Thursday conference call with reporters. He didn’t mention the topic of the conversation.
Bondi, who supported Trump for the presidency, has been mentioned for a spot in his administration.
But Trump already has tapped Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Don McGahn, former chief counsel to the National Republican Congressional Committee, for White House counsel.
Bondi now is being mentioned as a pick for “drug czar,” in charge of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, because of her work against pill mills and designer drugs.
It’s unclear what effect a contribution she accepted from Trump will have.
He ponied up a $2,500 penalty to the IRS after his charitable foundation broke the law by giving a contribution to one of Bondi’s political fundraising panels.
The $25,000 contribution came from Trump’s charitable foundation on Sept. 17, 2013.
That was “four days after Bondi’s office publicly announced she was considering joining a New York state probe of Trump University’s activities,” according to a 2013 report in the Orlando Sentinel. She ultimately did not.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat, sued Trump, citing dozens of complaints over the now-defunct training program, alleging the program enticed students with a get-rich-from-real-estate scheme, then socked them with expensive and sub-par seminars.
Trump this month agreed to a $25 million settlement to end the case.