This Tuesday, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton launched another attack targeted at Donald Trump, accusing him of obfuscating on an improper donation he made to the reelection campaign of Florida’s attorney general, according to The Washington Post. The former Secretary of State asked Trump to details his conversation with the official, also questioning the businessman’s character.
Is this a clear case of bribing?
Hillary Clinton claims that back in 2013, Donald Trump made a $25,000 contribution to to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, as she was considering opening an investigation into the infamous Trump University.
“Of course, as we know, there was a phone conversation between them. They contradict each other. The American people deserve to know what was said, because clearly the attorney general did not proceed with the investigation,” Clinton said this Tuesday, during a Q&A session on her campaign plane.
Donald Trump made the donation to a political organization that was supporting Mrs. Bondi, right after her office revealed that it was looking into the for-profit education business. However, the most interesting part is that after the donation was made, she decided to reconsider opening the investigation on Trump University.
Hillary Clinton said that Donald Trump has been engaging in “scams” throughout his business career, his University being one of the biggest ones.
Still no tax returns releasing from Donald Trump
Of course, this was the perfect occasion to talk about Trump’s denial to release his tax returns, a highly-discussed issue lately.
“Clearly his tax returns tell a story that the American people deserve and need to know,” Clinton said. “I’m going to continue to raise this, because I think it is a fundamental issue about him in this campaign that we’re going to talk about in one way or another for the next 62 days, because he clearly has something to hide.
When asked about the donation made back in 2013, Trump’s campaign declined to comment. Also, one of Pam Bondi’s former aides declared in June that the attorney general solicited the donation directly, while her office has not responded to any inquires related to this case.