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Fla. AG Who Received Illegal Donation From Trump May Get WH Job

Donald Trump may be appointing Pam Bondi to his White House staff.

The Hill reports:

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) — who was the subject of controversy during the 2016 presidential campaign for what some labeled as a quid pro quo deal with Donald Trump — is expected to join the Trump White House, according to a new report.

According to Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs, the president-elect’s aides are working to finalize her role in the Trump administration.

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.

— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 5, 2017

During the campaign, Bondi faced scrutiny for a $25,000 donation from Trump’s foundation that arrived at the same time she was deciding whether to investigate fraud allegations of the now-defunct Trump University. She decided not to investigate, prompting some to question whether the donation helped sway her decision.

Trump and Bondi both denied that the donation served as a quid pro quo.

The 2013 donation sent by the Donald J. Trump Foundation to Bondi’s fundraising committee was labeled an illegal political donation by the Internal Revenue Service. Trump officials said the incident was an “honest mistake” and later paid a 10 percent fine for the violation.

Bondi was one of the first elected Republicans to endorse Trump and is viewed by many as a strong loyalist.

Trump has said he’ll shutter his foundation to avoid conflicts of interest as president. Investigations of the foundation’s activities, however, are ongoing.

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