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.” ~~~ 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. ~~~ 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.