Corrupt Trump paid off Texas Gov after he killed action against Trump U

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  1. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    Look, when even Texans can figure out that Trump University was a scam. And it looks like he may have bought off Florida's investigation too. The Dallas Morning News is on it:

    Greg Abbott’s top consumer attorneys built a $5.4M case against Donald Trump, but it never happened

    The state’s consumer protection division, working for then-Attorney General Greg Abbott, sought permission in May 2010 to pursue what it believed was a strong case to sue Donald Trump and Trump University for bilking Texas taxpayers out of more than $2.6 million.

    But that lawsuit was never filed.

    Instead, the investigation Abbott had opened into the now-defunct real estate training program and Trump, now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, was dropped and Trump University agreed to cease operations in Texas.

    The former deputy director of Abbott’s Consumer Protection Division now alleges that the attorney general office’s decision to quash the lawsuit against Trump — later a major donor to Abbott’s campaign — was a political move that left Texas consumers “high and dry.”

    “The decision not to sue him was political,” John Owenstold The Dallas Morning News. “Had [Trump] not been involved in politics to the extent he was at the time, we would have gotten approval. Had he been just some other scam artist, we would have sued him.”

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    According to internal documents provided to The News about the state’s investigation into Trump University, the consumer protection division filed a formal request May 6, 2010, to sue both Trump and his namesake real estate program. Five days later, it set out settlement options to help Texas taxpayers get back the more than $2.6 million they spent on seminars and materials, plus another $2.8 million in penalties and fees.

    Both requests were denied, an unusual decision, Owens says, that was made at the top of the agency.

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    The AP noted a similar set of circumstances surrounding Trump’s donations to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

    Hundreds of Texans paid millions for useless information, some of which wasn’t even applicable to the Texas market, AG investigators wrote in 2010. Such practices could get Trump University’s students in trouble with state regulators for practicing real estate without a license, the division learned during its investigation of Trump University.​
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Trump probably deserves to be in jail for fraud and corruption, but do you really think that would change his supporter's minds?
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Takes a total asswipe to make Hillary look better and better every day.
     
  4. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Good there is emphasis on this subject, which will naturally lead to examination of the Clinton Foundation, ran by Bill the rapist, and Hillary, the enabler, record hider and record deleter.
     
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Trump already told everyone politicians were scumbags that could be bought and paid for. The better question is what tricks did he get Hillary to perform for her cash? Wall Street already has her wrapped.
     
  6. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Clinton Foundation deserves it's own thread. Here's one of the iceberg tips.

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    Haitians Protest Outside Hillary Clinton’s Office Over ‘Billions Stolen’ by Clinton Foundation

    “Haitian activists protested outside of the Clinton Foundation in New York over the loss of “billions of dollars” that was meant to help rebuild after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

    The activists are claiming the money was stolen through the Haiti Reconstruction Commission that was headed by Bill Clinton. In January 2015, the Clinton Foundation was the target of protests for wasting more than $10 billion and awarding contracts to non-Haitian companies.

    The activists also said Haiti as a cover for foreign governments to funnel kickbacks of hundreds of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. They believe that this was done for favors that Hillary was doing for the foreign governments while she was Secretary of State.

    “We are telling the world of the crimes that Bill and Hillary Clinton are responsible for in Haiti,” said Dhoud Andre of the Committee Against Dictatorship in Haiti. “And we are telling the American people that the over 32,000 emails that Hillary Clinton said she deleted have evidence of the crimes they have committed.””


    http://freebeacon.com/politics/hait...e-over-billions-stolen-by-clinton-foundation/
     
  7. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Another feather in his cap. :rolleyes:
     
  8. WarHeadz macrumors 6502a

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    But will he call it macaroni? That's the question.
     
  9. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Then why don't you start one instead of trying to change the subject when your guy does something wrong.
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Don't encourage him.
     

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    It should be a cakewalk for Candidate Clinton, if all this stuff is true.
     
  12. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Trust me. One thing that the Clintons have over Trump is abject dishonesty. But with none of the charisma.
     
  13. Robisan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    More from the AP. Note the virtually quid pro quo timing of the payoff to Florida's Bondi.

    (Deputy Chief of Consumer Protection John) Owens said he was so surprised at the order to stand down he made a copy of the case file and took it home.

    "It had to be political in my mind because Donald Trump was treated differently than any other similarly situated scam artist in the 16 years I was at the consumer protection office," said Owens, who lives in Houston.

    Owens' boss at the time was then-Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is now the state's GOP governor.

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    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi briefly considered joining a multi-state suit against Trump U. Three days (!) after Bondi's spokeswoman was quoted in local media reports as saying her office was investigating, Trump's family foundation made a $25,000 contribution to a political fundraising committee supporting Bondi's re-election campaign.

    Bondi, a Republican, soon dropped her investigation, citing insufficient grounds to proceed.​
     
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    That's such horse hockey.
     
  15. WarHeadz macrumors 6502a

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    Can't wait for the federal justice system to have its way with your fuhrer. Donald J. Trump will never be President Of The United States.
     
  16. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Your rhetoric is cute and all, but the Clintons have been under political scrutiny for like 30 years. We've heard everything at this point.

    Trump's barely been a year. This is probably just the tip of the iceberg.

    What's that old saying about the devil you know?
     
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    Upvote, upvote, upvote. Trust words were never written.
     
  18. Renzatic Suspended

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    "Nevermind what our guy is doing. Look at what your guy is doing!"

    "...well, yeah. I fail to see how this makes you more right, or me more wrong. At the end of the day, aren't we both backing corrupt ***holes?"
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    Don't worry, it's just that nasty liberal media being mean to your chosen candidate. They're so unfair!
     
  19. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The sad thing is most likely one of these 2 will become president. My how far we have fallen as a country.
     
  20. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I think their candidate needs a safe space from the "liberal" media!
     
  21. mudslag macrumors regular

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    My bribes are the best bribes, OK. No one bribes like I bribe.
     

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