Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday responded to a suggestion from the Clinton campaign of a potential quid pro quo link to presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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“It is absolutely untrue and Hillary Clinton will not bully me,” Bondi told the FOX Business Network, adding, “Of course I asked Donald Trump for a contribution; that’s not what this is about. She [Clinton] was saying he was under investigation by my office at the time and I knew about it, none of which is true.”
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the actions “questionable” when speaking to the press on Monday.
Bondi said she “immediately disclosed” the contribution from Trump in 2013.
“We reported it and he reported it through a different entity which had the almost identical name, if not the same name, as my entity, my PAC,” she said. “And so they cleared that up with the IRS. They reported it, but through a charitable organization by mistake.”
The AG also commented on Florida’s impact on the presidential election.
“I think Donald Trump is going to do great in the state of Florida,” she said. “Marco Rubio of course won the primary and will be our next U.S. Senator, as he should be, and yet Donald Trump overwhelmingly won the presidential primary. So no, I don’t see any disparity there at all.”