There have been strong words by prosecutors around the country about the credibility of Trump University, which is facing an investigation into alleged fraud.
But recent revelations have called into question the credibility of these accusations — and the actions of the politicians behind them.
The Associated Press reported Monday that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi solicited a major political contribution from Donald Trump at the same time her office was deliberating joining an investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University and its affiliates.
Bondi’s supporters call it coincidental timing.
But Trump’s backers say it sent a clear message — pay up or else.
The new disclosure from Bondi’s spokesman provides additional details around the unusual circumstances of Trump’s $25,000 donation to Bondi.
The money came from a Trump family foundation in apparent violation of rules surrounding political activities by charities. A political group backing Bondi’s re-election, called And Justice for All, reported receiving the check Sept. 17, 2013 — 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.
After the check came in, Bondi’s office nixed suing Trump, citing insufficient grounds to proceed.
The revelation calls into question the validity of other AG claims.
Bondi declined repeated requests for an interview on Monday, referring all questions to Marc Reichelderfer, a political consultant who worked for her most re-election effort.
Reichelderfer said that Bondi spoke with Trump “several weeks” before her office publicly announced it was deliberating whether to join a lawsuit proposed by New York’s Democratic attorney general. Reichelfelder said that Bondi was unaware of dozens of consumer complaints received by her office about Trump’s real-estate seminars at the time she requested the donation.
“The process took at least several weeks, from the time they spoke to the time they received the contribution,” Reichelderfer told AP.
The timing of the donation by Trump is notable because the now presumptive Republican presidential nominee has said he expects and receives favors from politicians to whom he gives money.
“When I want something I get it,” Trump said at an Iowa rally in January. “When I call, they kiss my ass. It’s true.”
In addition to the money given by his foundation, Trump himself has donated $253,500 in Florida since 1999, most of it going to Republican candidates, the state party or political committees affiliated with GOP officials. His daughter, Ivanka Trump, also gave a $500 check to Bondi a week before her father’s money came in, as well as another $25,000 to the Republican Party of Florida the following year.
Some Trump supporters say it was a shakedown. And it’s not the first such accusation.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a separate federal class action civil lawsuit in California allege that Trump University — which was largely owned by Trump himself — defrauded consumers by as much as $35,000.
“It’s fraud. …straight-up fraud,” said Schneiderman during a recent MSNBC interview. “He was clearly in charge of pitching this scam university to people.”
In December 2013, The American Spectator — which called the New York AG “Shakedown” Schneiderman — reported that Trump had filed an extensive ethics complaint regarding the lawsuit, where Trump claims the Attorney General wasn’t happy with the $12,500 donated to his campaign.
“But for Mr. Schneiderman, it was never enough. Even though his election was not of particular importance to me, Mr. Schneiderman always wanted more and acted as if I was not doing my part to assist him in his election campaign,” Trump’s complaint stated.
The New York state ethics board decided in April 2015 not to pursue the complaint, despite the fact that “Trump previously won a lawsuit that sought to force the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics to reveal whether it conducted a formal probe into his 2013 complaint against Schneiderman,” The New York Daily News reported.
Bondi’s office said that its statement about receiving only a single complaint was accurate at the time because most of the complaints dealt with the Trump Institute, a separate corporate entity from Trump University, and were made before she took office at the start of 2011. The Trump Institute was licensed by Trump to run his seminars, however, with Trump keeping a share of the profits, according to depositions in the Trump University case. In internal emails, Bondi’s own staff appeared to lump Trump University and the Trump Institute together — as New York’s lawsuit has done.
Additionally, The Associated Press first reported last week that then-Texas Attorney Greg Abbott received $35,000 from Trump, three years after his office in 2010 dropped a proposed lawsuit over Trump U. Following AP’s report, former Texas Deputy Chief of Consumer Protection John Owens said the case had been dropped for political reasons. He also made public a detailed internal summary of what he called his staff’s strong case against Trump.
A spokesman for Abbott, now the Texas governor, said the case was dropped after Trump’s organization agreed to stop offering his namesake real-estate seminars in the state. Within months, Trump University was out of business nationwide.
Both Bondi and Abbott have now endorsed Trump for president.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Main Street says
Is it as credible as The Clinton Foundation?
Crazy Elf says
How about the University ol’ Billy Boy was involved in! It makes Trump U. look sad in comparison. Millions of dollars were involved in that university!
Yep! This article seems to be pointing in the direction where we have very unhappy people who Trump did not give into. Individuals wanting to “get back at him” for not giving more money than what THEY expected they should. What a shake down this is becoming and more and more obvious that this has nothing to do about Trump U. it has to do with their vindictiveness and being greedy and Trump not going along with it. Trump can give money to whomever he wants and as much as he wants yet it seems to me these people thought they could shake him down for more money and he quite simply said NOPE! What a scam and to think all in the name of GREED! You go Trump and show everyone as you always have of the corruption in politics going on and how they are trying to make it about you. We know the real you Mr. Trump and are in your corner till the end when you become President of the United States.
Karen L Nassie says
DOUBLE DITTO !!!!
ILLINOIS BOB says
No doubt about it. TRUMP begins his 8 year Presidency after his election in November-2016, and taking oath of office as POTUS in January-2017
TRUMP FOR AMERICA
How is it that you know him so well, did you sleep with him too.
Grover Syck says
you have a very shallow understanding of Trump.
He is first a con man, second a bully, and third a buffoon.
His verbal assault on the federal judge is earning him many enemies on both sides of the political line.
the reason he has not had his lawyers try to have the judge removed form the case is they would be laughed out of court.
At best, trump is an idiot.
Grover:you are the idiot
wayne Person says
So Grover what do you call the Clintons? “Honest, Smart and Kind”?
wayne Person says
So Grover lets look at Hillary’s real accomplishments;
The Clintons turned the IRS into ‘GESTAPO”
Hillary covered and lied about Bills Sexual abuse on Matt Lauer only to have Bill under oath admit to the affairs
They looted the White House when they left
Filegate, got FBI files to discredit his victims
Hillary’s Muslim Brotherhood Princess Huma Abedin (You should study that one)
Vince Foster 1993
Chinagate the selling of High-Tech secrets
Travelgate fired people just to hire friends
Whitewater the loyal friends went to jail but they didn’t
Landing under sniper fire… she says she misspoke
Pardongate too many to name her brothers made out big arranging the pardons.
Laughs at her defending a child rapist
Hillary gets fired for being a liar on the WATERGATE scandal.
Compare Watergate to Benghazi. Watergate nobody hurt, Benghazi four Americans killed but then I guess her words were something like WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE
You must have the blinders on, Good night Grover
Bob Taylor says
The enemies you allude to are the same establishment blood suckers who have tried every legal and illegal trick to stop his movement. They did not succeed then and will not now. I assume you concur with the judge and want to have totally open borders so then California will be given to the currently illegal mexicans.
Educated Voter says
Judging by your remarks, you are obviously the one with a “shallow understanding” of Trump…It is also obvious that you know nothing about the man and you are lashing out due to the fact that you are jealous of his accomplishments…..It is a customary attitude displayed by low-life individuals who cannot attain any successes in life…so the knee-jerk reaction is to try to bring successful people down to their level….in this case, you will be a failure once more….because we know who Trump is…..and you have proved who and what you are….
GO PLAY WITH YOUR SELF.
But a great CON man!
Sounds like the mafia to me
Sounds like the Mafia to me.
JANICE PRESCOTT says
I agree wholeheartedly. Why is there no news reporting on that mess. They get by with everything. I hope she goes to jail, and he goes into his house and never shows his face in public again. He embarrassed his family, the office he held, and the whole country and lied about it. What a creep he is.
Trump is going to trial for racketeering, he will be going to jail way before Hilary’s investigation is over.
Mike Dar says
Will it be trial by Jury or the stacked kind that has a politically attached Judge and Prosecutor being the Jury also?
MIke, stay tuned.
Sally Cohen says
YEAH!! WE KNOW THE REAL YOU!
I don’t have a dog in this hunt, so to speak. However, Alicia you may want to bone up on the legal requirements to charge racketeering. Trump’s case doesn’t even approach the threshold. Now, if you want a real juicy investigation you will want to refer people to the Laureate University. There they can pursue records that show Bill Clinton was paid 16 million dollars while Hillary was providing favors as Secretary of State to those who directly benefited for Nations endorsing Laureate University. At this time after billions invested Laureate is in financial trouble in 80% of it’s institutions. Clinton wisely severed his ties when the 16 million was paid. However, it is interesting to note that he severed his ties around the same time that Hillary resigned as Sec. of State. Coincidence?
ALICIA ,WHAT PLANET YOU LIVE ON , TRUMP IS A CIVIL CASE NOT A FEDERAL CASE
LEARN ABOUT THE LAW A LITTLE BIT BEFORE YOU MAKE JUDGEMENTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Trump is going to trial for racketeering, he will be going to jail way before Hilary’s investigation is over.
And your source for this information is….?
Mike Dar says
Its just coming out now, La Raza, the legal group the Judge is part of, sent out a note to everyone in their sphere of influence to not enjoin in any business Trump was a part of back in July last year.
The timing is not eloquent and certainly suspect considering timing of Trumps move to run for President and the Court case he is involved in.
It appears Trump may have been 100% correct about the Judge.
Mike: Trump is right about the judge. He wanted last july encouraging all to boycott trumps business, hotels, golf courses, etc. The judge thanked macy and others who boycott trump. There is a lot of info on this at conservative tree house by sundance. It’s a blog I subscribe to. It’s free. Yesterday he had a long list of this judges connections to Hispanics associations. This judge should not even be a judge. He definitely is racist.
wayne Person says
What do you expect from the Obama admin.
Wake up you’re dreaming!
Becky Liros says
my engiish is not so good i speake better with my mother lenguage spanish, to the point: Los mejicanos, nacidos donde sean siempre se defienden unos a otros, por eso ellos usan la palabra LA RAZA refiriendose solo a ellos todos unidos mas unidos que estados unidos, no importa si nacieron en USA or Israel van a defender a mejico y a sus hemanos sobre todas las cosas, todo te lo dicen con esa bandera mejicana estan tan orgullosos de la raza que una palabra en contra de alquien de ellos aunque no conozcan y sea mejicano todos se vuelven contra esa prsona, y eso es lo que le ha pasado a Trump, tiene razon cuando dice que el juez es mejicano, no importa si haya nacido aqui, ese defiende a su raza estoy bien segura. get some one that speak good spanish to translate…
John Gagne says
Not anyway even close, Clinton Foundation takes money from everywhere including foreign enemies for favors.There’s so much evil in the Clinton foundation it is an abomination.
Main Street says
Trump had every right to question the partiality of the federal judge in this case. The judge belongs to La Raza, an organization that advocates Mexican supremacy. No different than a Catholic, Jewish or Black person questioning the partiality of a judge with ties to the KKK.
Plus MAIN STREET!! He’s a staunch open borders advocate…… He shouldn’t even be on the bench,,,,,, he should be in the fields with the CHEVES followers!!!!
William, you are stereotyping. No respect for those that made it possible for your vegetables to get to your grocery store. What about the white man that is a plumber, should every white man stand behind the $hit hole.
Alicia: So just because vegetables get to our grocery store that’s reason to not call out this judge??? You are a idiot!!
If you are going to call someone an idiot, it might be better to say you’re an idiot. You look less like an idiot
Main Street: You are a straight out liar. KKK is a hate group The RAZA association is a latino lawyers association. A professional organization helping latinos better themselves, nothing hateful about that.
Mike Dar says
Also Laraza is a political organization, when Trump decided to run, the La Raza boycotted Trump.. the smell of fish fills the air.
Mike you are entitled to hang on to high hopes, but don’t fly too high on this, the fall will hurt.
Main Street says
If a defendant questioned a judge who was too conservative then he or she would be praised.
Two different organizations dudes!!!
Your IQ’s showing!
alicia: Educate yourself more about this judge!!
Alicia: They do more than helping latino’s bettering themselves!!! The judge is a racist!! Go to the conservative tree house by sundance (the last Refuge) subscribe to his blog. Yesterday sundance had a whole list of things this judge is involved with. Including giving over $15,000 in scholarships with taxpayer money to illegal aliens. He definitely is against trump for the wall and deporting illegal aliens.
Main Street says
Alicia: La Raza means the “race”. It is a racist organization that advocates Mexico re-taking the U.S. Southwest. A racist organization that tries to convince us that a mostly Caucasian linguistic group who’s ancestors wiped out native cultures is something more special than others. Not totally unreasonable to question partiality of a member. I guess calling folks liars is cool. About as truthful as Cortez telling the Aztecs that he came in peace.
Bob Taylor says
alicis…When your people come into my country illegally, burn my Flag, march in my streets demanding more free medical, food stamps, money, and help with housing then yes it is my right to call this judge a mexican racist because he not only condones it but supports it.. If you want the mexican life so much just go to mexico and if you don’t like the way that country is run then change it but leave mine alone. Yes it is my country. I helped defend her for 20 years and became disabled in the process. I detest anyone who takes our freedom and degrades its national symbol and if you don’t like feel very free to leave the sooner the better.
AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! Thank you Bob Taylor You Wonderful Patriot! You have made my day SIR! I would vote for you in a heartbeat!
From Dawg# A disabled Vietnam Veteran…..
REMEMBER THE ALAMO! …………………… They are coming again to take over our Country and make it like theirs!
Bob Taylor says
Why not have him go to mexico and change their country and take you with him?
Arthur Hartsock says
How many of you remember when Rick Santorum was tricked into stating that English should be the official language for Puerto Rico? I think the Trump campaign focusing on the Trump University case is making the same mistake as Rick Santorum. Mr. Trump is getting sidetracked discussing something that 90% of voters could care less about. Please, Mr. Trump , try to stay focused on important issues that affect all Americans. And let your lawyers handle this case quietly.
YES, please stay focused on your history of ripping people off. It may be as politically motivated as Bill’s sexual exploits of 20 years ago. PLEASE stay focused to beat the Clinton power company. Please stay focused on pushing hatred as you have done so well. YOU HAVE MY VOTE, you make me proud to be an american! GO GET’EM TRUMP, you are my hero ………
It’s Hillary who is pushing hatred. She sits with Travon’s mother to turn black against white. She tries almost every day to turn non gun owners against gun owners. Her campaign is centered around turning women against men. She is dividing this country as Obama never could. Because of her hatred and bigotry towards half the population, she is unfit to hold ANY office. I supported her on ’08. But she and the Democrat party and the country have changed. I can’t to even look at her or hear her voice now.
Thomas Oakley says
I guess we are to think that this post came from, the rino, traitor, good old boy, follower of rove called……………..jwb or jeb w bush. Come on, all you are trying to do is get people mad at bush again….and if you should be that sorry pile of crap, no one needs your two cents. So which ever one you are…..have a good day.
holy grailer says
Hillary and her merry band of shitbirds will be so proud of you…this is a shakedown and that is why Trump will go the distance to prove it and expose the thieves and deceit that is involved…as if he needed the money..none of this is proven.
Bob Taylor says
Why stop now in your tirade? Oh! I bet you just now realized that anything you could say about Mr. Trump is just a drop in a very large bucket when compared to your mamma Clinton.
Sorry, Arthur, you’re wrong. This is an issue that many US voters care about. If Trump was defrauding people with his so-called ‘University’, then he should be held accountable. He can’t just walk away and forget all the money his minions cadged out of the accounts of the desperate students would actually thought Donald Trump’s experience would be made available to them. Trump says he made a lot of money on real estate, but he didn’t in for-profit education without bending the rules of fairness. Telling Trump to focus on important issues is a great idea which he, unfortunately, will likely continue to ignore.
Mike Dar says
Fair? Clueless you are about sales then, and Real Estate and the kind of Real Estate, Clueless you are about the Judge not allowing anything but what the Judge wishes as the Judge doesn’t want a Jury Trial. Clueless you are that the Prosecutor is a big time Bundler, donator to and supporter of.. Hillary Clinton.
This has become not about whether there is fraud it is about stacking a court from a Shopped Judge on down and Smear.
it is unfortunate Trump has lost the WH job. This actually started when he created a rift with main-stream Repubs and TPs. Actually I did not know why GOPers were angry with Trump. I hope Trump is a White male and rich; and that is the brand of GOPers. But now things are getting worse with Trump; especially for bashing the Mexican-American federal judge. Please join me and vote for Hillary.
Mitch Darby says
What?? 30 years of lying and staling and scandals. Bad judgement in the holding of Government records and countless cover-ups. Never accomplished anything of significance in public office other than getting elected Senator in NY after carpet-bagging her way in and getting appointed Secretary of State, then ignoring staff in Benghazi. Oh yeah, she’s qualified.
Masanja: She has my vote, as she is the only qualified person.
Not to worry Alicia and Masanja you will not be alone in voting for Hillary. I just checked with our Village Idiot and she to is voting for Hillary. Now if we can just figure out a way that you three can vote many, many times she may have a chance.
Alicia: qualified to do what? Have you not been reading the long list of offenses ?? Please read, pay attention.
She is NOT THE ONE!
She has my vote, too – Hillary for Prison, 2016!
Educated Voter says
Name just one of Killary’s accomplishments, besides selling us out for major donations to the Clinton Foundation…..
Trump – Focus ?!!
Not humanly possible!
GINGRICH AND PAUL RINO ARE VERY RELIGIOUS. THEY WORSHIP THE DOUBLE CROSS.
THE AMERICAN RACE CARD BEGAN IN THE KREMLIN.WHICH NEVER WENT OUT OF BUSINESS. THOSE WHO PLAY IT ARE EITHER STOOGES, USEFUL IDIOTS OR COMMUNISTS. DIVIDE AND CONQUER IS THE PLAN. SLAVERY IS THE REWARD. THOSE WHO DIVIDE US WILL DESTROY US. THOSE WHO TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY INTEND TO KILL YOU.
GO TRUMP.WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. A PRESIDENT THAT TAKES NO SHIITE.
FROM EITHER PARTY OR THE COMMUNIST PRESS. NOTHING WILL INTERFERE WITH HIS DETERMINATION TO SERVE THE PEOPLE AND REBUILD THE NATION. BE GLAD YOU ARE AN AMERICAN AND FINALLY WE HAVE AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT. ANYBODY WHO BELONGS TO AN ANTI AMERICAN ORGANIZATION CALLED THE RACE IS A RACIST. NICE ROBES JUDGE OBAMANISTA. YOUR DISHONOR.
VIVA EL TRUMPO, VIVA CHRISTO REY. VAYA CON TE FIESTA.
Carolyn, what Exactly are you excited about the “VAYA CON FIESTA”, which is a dumb comment, and doesn’t fit the narrative. But come to think of it, it does fit the posters, “CLUELESS”
Indeed; anyone who promotes or votes for The Liar is quite clueless, especially as to The Liar’s hero, Saul Alinsky:
1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.
2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible; poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control– Remove the ability to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the government and schools.
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent, and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
The commie bastards have gotten just about everything on their agenda, and The Liar – in one of her more lucid moments – has admitted to seeking to repeal the 2nd Amendment. This, ALONE, is a High Crime of Oath-breaking, aka felony perjury.
Voting for The Liar is voting for chaos, slavery and war, pestilence, disease, and death.
Justin W says
It seems the real story is these attorney general politicians were happy to ignore justice in exchange for a payoff. I suspect there are a lot of other people who are sitting in prison that would have been happy to contribute to the prosecutor’s campaign fund if they had been given the choice between a donation or prosecution.
Voters should send these prosecutors into retirement.
Uncle Wnky says
Look, last week Law Newz had an article written by Rachael Stockman.
Investigative reporting linked the law firm suing Trump U who has strong financial links to the Clintons.
So wherever there is shadiness, here come the Hilly-Billy Clintons.
Why isn’t Trump smarter? He is really not bright. Instead of defending Trump U. He should have been
attacking the Clinton Shamdation? He will not get my vote because he is not smart.
Clnton won’t either because she is cunningly smart …. like a snake.
Apparently Uncle Winky is the one that’s not very bright. It’s not Trump or Jesus, it’s not Trump or Einstein, it’s Trump or Hillary!!! Any thing other than voting for Trump is voting for Hillary. GO TRUMP 2016!!!
Alan Humphries says
So you are voting third party? Or are you sitting this one out? A no vote concedes this to the criminal Hildabeast.Voting third party concedes to Hildabeast. I implore everyone to do everything possible to keep the Clinton Crime Syndicate out of the WH.
Darrel Dunson says
Bless you for your words of wisdom!
Alan, is it because Trump has more experience with the mobs, fraud, and racketeering. You have heard of ACN a different lawsuit, same fraudulent story, haven’t you. Trump loves to make money off of suckers like you, better put a lock on those pockets, you are next.
Alicia, you have an interesting thought. You characterize Mr. Trump as being exploitive of people. In contrast, how would you characterize Hillary Clinton?… Interesting?
Bob Taylor says
alicia..why is it that every loser looking for someone to hand them a career on a plate ends up not getting rich then complains about the teacher. The same can be said about the public schools. The student fails to learn so it is the teachers fault. No these stooges did not have the drive to succeed in anything. It was not the teachers fault. The old American saying is “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.”
I am afraid that this story simply reveals politics as usual. It shows that Donald Trump thought he could bribe his way out of the consequences for his fraudulent activities and that there are politicians willing to accept the bribes. Now Trump is trying to extend his fraud by telling his gullible public that some states refused to bring charges against Trump University. Yeah, right. Those are the states in which the bribes worked the best.
Alan Humphries says
No it shows people tried to bribe and extort Trump.
Is that what they taught you at Trump University?
You mean how to bribe and extort people? In that case, the people did learn their lessons directly from Trump.
Law5960: I am afraid you are correct. Today in Auston Texas newspaper – Trump U charges not acted upon – former attorney general, now Governor accepted political donation and Trum U agreed not to sell courses in Texas. End-of-Story.
I could not care less about what the political hacks & the lying press think, feeeel, or care about this. They can all kiss my ass. GO TRUMP 2016!!!
Alan Humphries says
Albert Collins says
Bill thompson says
AS USUAL, THE “LIBERAL PRESS” HAVE ‘GLOPPED’ ONTO THIS CASE TO HELP THE “DUMP TRUMP” HATERS. BUT WHEN ALL THE FACTS EVENTUALLY COME OUT, THERE WILL BE MANY ELITES WHO THREW TRUMP UNDER THE BUS HIDING UNDER THEIR DESK BEGGING TRUMP TO HELP THEM “GET RE-ELECTED'” !!!
Bill the world can do without him, it won’t fall apart, but it will fall apart if he gets his hand on the Presidency.
The Trump U problem has now invaded and covered the mountains of crimes of shameless Hillary. The Judge, the Hillary donor, responsible for this Trump U investigation have successfully covered up Hillary mountains of criminal investigations. Trump’s problems is a tip of the iceberg compared to Hillary’s worldwide and the whole Americans victims of her Luciferian. Satan Hillary is a big time LIAR!
Shameless Hillary is an addict to crime. Like Satan she laughs at the downfall of her enemies.
Oh Connie, the Lord is shaking His head with your thinking. He would like for you to start back on page one after the begets of your bible and heed His warning about lying and judging with false words.
Please quit getting distracted by all the leftist noise about issues that don’t matter to 99% of the American people. STAY on point with your message about stopping illegal immigration, fixing the the bad trade deals, nixing Obama’s executive orders, repealing and replacing Obamacare, reducing middle classes taxes, and closing the federal dept. of education, returning educational responsibilities to the states. If you can do half of those things, the country will be so much better off. Just refuse to talk about subjects that don’t matter in the grand scheme of things and STAY ON POINT. Keep on attacking “Lyin Crooked Hillary” on the vast amount of material that is there from her 30 years of corrupt dealings. American needs someone who will make an effort to clean up all this sewage that is constantly spewed from Washington. Term limits for all political offices would go a long way towards fixing corruption as the focus would return to actual problems and solutions rather than how to be a career politician and to stay in office for life…..
I think returning educational responsibilities to the states will result in a crazy quilt of knows and know-nots. Having a common base of expectation seems like a small price to pay so that we can be certain that the student from the poor, backward county has the same basic education as the one from the elite, la-di-dah school.
Sounds good, but what we have now is a bunch of kids thousands of dollars in debt who can’t read or write basically and the government dictating that boys who think or want to be girls can use the girls toiletand other such nonsense.
What happened to the old adage “Let the Buyer Beware” and good old plain “due diligence” – the Clinton Foundation is far worse and yet nothing is said nor investigated so give it up.
Johnny Cobb says
So what about sham university that paid Bill Clinton over 16 million over Four years….. Crooked Hillary made the state Dept include the FOR PROFIT school in white house dinners approved it for overseas customers including Brazil which has a law against FOR PROFIT university being in the country……It was also funded by George Soros……we sever lawsuits have been filed against it as a Scam….Bill was honors CEO……
Dick Frakes says
In my view this Judge should have never released any information used in the “civil trial”. To do so shows total retaliation by the judge. It shows he want’s to try Trumps case in the media rather than properly tried in the courtroom. It makes no difference whether Trumps company is found to be liable or not. Usually it’s the media attempting to influence cases in public, not Judges. The Judge has ruined any chance of having a neutral and fair trial based on the facts. If Judges get into a habit of throwing temper tantrums and blowing up court cases throughout the country, it will damage one’s right to a fair trial. Trump in my view should not have made remarks about the Judge, however; two wrongs don’t make it right. Bottom line the Judge drew first blood by releasing information for public viewing. The releasing of this information is an issue by and of itself and is shameful.
It’s great that this site is pro Trump and he will lead this country into the promised land. No one seems to see that he is no better than Hillary, they are both lairs, jerks and crooks. Until November, both will spew hatred about each other and all the lawsuits that will follow them into the presidency. They are both privileged and have nothing to care about us lower classes. Vote and be proud of what you do and I hope your families will look up the the new leader, nothing here will change until then …… I will be glad when this is over so all can gripe about something else……..jwb
Rich get richer-Poor get poorer!
Amen – well said!
My friend, please look at what you have said. You propose that:
1) Trump is bad because he is rich
2) Trump hates you because you are “lower Class”
3) It is Trumps fault that I am not more financially secure
Personally, I have never felt envious of any man because I spent over fifty years of my life fighting poverty myself In that…… I WORKED! When I was fifteen years old, I quit school because my family could not afford the school supplies, so I lied about my age and entered into the work force. YES, we were poor but I never in my life blamed the rich man for my poverty. Instead, I thank the God above for him, because he gave me the opportunity to dig myself out of the hole and make something of myself. Later on I became one of the best Electronic troubleshooters in the Great State of North Carolina, becoming the 345th member of the ISCET (International Society Of Electronics Technicians). Therefore jwb, we find ourselves at a crossroads in life; we can either stay in the hole and blame the rich and be envious of everyone who has more than you, or you can put your ass in gear and get an education and do something with your life that you can be proud of. Instead of blaming Donald Trump, I am only sorry that I couldn’t have done better myself……. But overall, I guess I didn’t do too shabby considering where I was, compared to where I am now.
Please don’t be offended with anything I have said here, I am merely making a statement that our Forefathers inferred: “Prosperity is not given….. It is EARNED”.
You misunderstood, he said he’s privileged, not that he should give him money or something. That means he doesn’t know our point of view, therefore understand. If you understand, then you can run the country better for everyone not just the 1% like him.
Trump – civil case – if convicted, fines.
The Liar – criminal caseS – if convicted, fines and prison.
No comparison on the scale of evil.
Jude Mc Gregor says
Enough of this already, Mr Trump has attorneys to handle all of this which he needs to let them do.
Hopefully, he will get back to business soon which is tearing Killery, Billy & now Barry’s a—- up.
All of the RINO’S are so hoping Mr Trump loses the election, I sure they will be disappointed. There are so many REPUBS that will vote for Killery just to show us(Trump supporters) that we know nothing.
Everyone that can should get a copy of May’s WHISTLEBLOWER magazine. Most of the articles are about Killery. How anyone in this country that is concerned about the future of our country could vote for her is to me beyond believe. It is unbelievable to me also that so many people actually hate Mr Trump after what we have had as the leaders of this great nation for the last two decades. The Muslim’s (with the help of the WH) have infiltrated America had a rapid rate, this getting ready to be a HUGE problem & SOON. Americans better start waking up & SOON unless you want to live in a Godless nation under Shariah law & worship Allah. Of course , that will be your choice or you can be beheaded. This has been taking place over 20 years & America will not be a free nation much longer unless this is stopped.
More obama media propaganda
JoAnn Graham says
I always thought it was a political shakedown! Every single plaintiff, not to mention the judge and the law firms involved have direct ties to the Clintons. This is a witch hunt, plain and simple, designed to distract and derail Trump. Like he said on TV last night–he’d like to be talking about the issues, immigration, the economy, etc., but the media won’t talk about anything but Trump U.
Bill Clinton has made millions of dollars from a “for profit university” that appears to be an outright fraud, and yet you haven’t heard a WORD about that in the media.
These VERMIN will stop at NOTHING to elect that corrupt, lying old harridan, Shrillary.
Karen L Nassie says
Let Trump U die, let the media whores drown in their own vomit because we are tired of hearing it. Let’s get the Clintons in jail where they belong and move forward to the TRUMP PRESIDENCY!!!
Put them both in jail and throw away the key, they deserve each other ……………
Republicans are proud to be the party of Abraham Lincoln. Donald Trump could be called a Republican because remembers that Lincoln may have once said you can fool some of the people all the time. That is probably the motto of Trump U. If you look at the facts, Trump set up a scam real estate course; Trump bribed the Texas AG; Trump bribed the Florida AG; Trump tried to bribe the New York AG. The common element here is Trump, himself. He was not the victim of extortion or the system or anything else. The bribery and sleaze are part of the way he does business, and he has admitted that over and over during the campaign. Fortunately, he can’t fool all the people all the time and it seems the vast majority of Americans are quickly getting wise to his cons.
Law; You said it – it’s true!
But HILARY is worst / So now what?!?!?!?
Exactly, a corrupt con man against a corrupt criminal. Neither a good worthy president. What is our country coming to. At least Obama looked like he might be a good president, until he showed his true colors. These guys are just straight unworthy to be called candidates!
Trump needs to not even mention this Trump University issue again, and just focus on beating Hillary and winning the election this Fall. Hillary was involved with her own educational scandal when it was reported that the State Dept funneled over $55 million to Laureate Educational Services which runs a bunch of over-priced for profit schools that required students to take out enormous student loans, and their schools turned out to be some of the biggest abusers creating the mountain of student loan debt that many former students now have. The school system gave Bill Clinton a position for a while to give the school system credibility and paid Bill Clinton $16 million. Trump University is no different than the sham school system Hillary and Bill were associated with, and Trump University actually resulted in much less debt for its students than Laureate. This is another example of how crooked Hillary’s situation is actually much worse than Trump’s but the media like to focus on Trump instead of Hillary. Trump, get to focusing back on Hillary and stop wasting time with the judge on your case.
At this point it’s too late, he is fishing in the pond against the currant. We ought to just let him drown, don’t throw him a life line.
Raymond Vath, MD says
Does anyone not know that our judicial system has become increasingly politicized since FDR considered packing the court, and Earl Warren showed judges they could legislate from the bench. Look at the divided Supreme Court now. Have you not observed federal judges overturn initiatives and constitutional amendments passed by the people, on abortions, definitions of marriage, and the Affordable Care Act. That’s one reason people have supported anti-establishment candidates Trump and Sanders.
Grover Syck says
Trump is a con man, a thief, a fool, and a buffoon.
The reason his lawyers have not filed papers to have the judge removed is, they know they would be laughed out of court.
Trump should have to refund ALL moneys he stole for the “students”, and then have a massive punitive award tacked onto it.
Bob Taylor says
Why don’t all you nescience Clinton people just go start your own comment sections or is it that you cannot find enough of them smart enough to have a conversation?
I believe you meant to say “nescient.” Anyway, that is a good word that most folks would not think to use. I commend you for raising the intellectual level of the conversation.
Law: You appeared informed and intelligent.
Two crooks running for office- what to do?
When you have great wealth and business, ambulance chasers will be on
your tail endlessly. The game of politically elected Officials that are corrupt
is to demand money for support and the decline to do so is rife for contrived
lawsuits and persecution…………William
I had forgotten that most politicians start out as lawyers!! . . How do you tell the difference between a road-kill animal or road – kill lawyer??? The skid marks are for the animals!!!!! B
David Aanerud says
The RNC establishment has done exactly what the Obama administration was hoping they would do.
Stir up the anti Trump campaign
Attack Donald Trump.
What Donald Trump is doing is exposing the corruption of Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The Trump University lawsuit is a kangaroo court.
The court is filled with anti Trump bias.
This type of court can be set up against anyone whom the administration chooses.
Let’s see now: Trump is under fire for supposed double-dealings at Trump University; On the opposite end of the country Trump wants to build a wall to keep out illegal aliens; The judge handling the case against Trump University has parents born in Mexico who may or may not be against Trump building the wall between their country of origin and their kid’s country of origin; Trump’s red flag goes up! He believes this kid’s parents may have jerked him up by the hair of the head to be anti-Trump clear back as early as Trump decided to run for President. What Trump sees here is that the guy sitting on the bench to declare yea or nay has a plain old CONFLICT OF INTEREST!! Sooooo….when Trump gave the details of his complaint, he HAD to mention the judge’s hispanic lineage. The radical liberal press, who puts on nightly bragcasts for Clinton and bashcasts for Trump, having yogurt for brains, saw this barn door wide open and leaped on Trump as a racist bigot! The Republican elites, all looking for an opportunity to dump Trump, and who take all their cues from the yogurt for brains, got in bed with all the yogurt for brains, and gladly joined the bashcasts. While this yogurt war was going on, all the sane people who get their news from the alternative media (Radio and Internet), agreed with Trump’s view that it was merely a conflict of interest. I dare say that if all the yogurt lovers out there found themselves in the same situation as Trump, and saw that the judge ruling their case was wrapped up in a conflict of interest, they’s all do the same cockeyed thing Trump did!
Trump spoke out about his reservations that the judge would not treat him fair, if this judge has any honesty at all he will excuse himself from this lawsuit because he has already shown prejudice against Trump when he advocated boycotting Trump’s hotels, golf courses and other business dealings. Trump needs to let him sit in judgement and when the judge does not render a fair verdict sue the judge showing proof of prejudice which he has plenty of
i believe that the legal term for getting off a case is called “recuse”(or “recusal”) and this “judge” should certainly be open to having another judge hear the case due to the prejudice he has already shown, especially by revealing his bias in the press beforehand. What a moron.
If he refuses to recuse himself, then Trump will have automatic grounds for appeal, especially if this “judge” can be shown to allow prosecution objections but disallow defense objections, and if even the ratio is unfair, e.g. 2:1 or worse in favor of the prosecution, the appeal grounds will grow.
Now, what with all Clinton connections revealed, it’s become obvious that the prosecution is politically motivated – otoh, the prosecution of The Liar is based in love of country and the desire to see criminality get it’s just deserts; as noted earlier, even if the judge/jury in Trump’s case does not rule in his favor, he’ll have to pay a fine, at most, and perhaps reimburse some of the students; if The Liar is convicted, especially of Title 18, section 2071, she’ll be permanently banned from having ANY further employment on the public dime(thus permanently sinking any further chance of Americans having to endure any more of her incompetence, negligence, bribe-taking, and selling of favors); if she’s convicted of the most serious charges – negligent handling of secure documents – she could get up to TEN YEARS in the greybar hotel…which conviction would serve this country admirably well.
So: Trump conviction = fine
The Liar’s conviction = prison
To compare the two as being equivalent is laughably moronic.
Let the prosecutions begin!
When is this country going to get elections right. You don’t put millionaires as president, they have no frigging idea how to help, protect, or even see anything from their point of view. What happened to God fearing honest patriotic non racist decent human beings for presidents. Why do we not have a say in who is nominated. You get a choice of 3 people that aren’t truly presidential material, and you have to choose the lesser of two evils. All because running for president costs so much money. I’m sick of it. If you want illegals(all, not just Mexicans to all y’all racists on here) you just have to make harsher punishment for people that employ illegals. You don’t have to build some super wall that costs millions(which they will just dig under). If people go to prison for hiring undocumented immigrants, they won’t hire them. If illegals can’t work, they will go where they can. About this article specifically, it shows the morals of trump and who he deals with. He’s corrupt to the core, and so is Hillary. Where are the worthy presidential candidates?!