Today, Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant filed an elections complaint with the Florida Elections Commission against Donald Trump regarding his illegal $25,000 donation to Attorney General Pam Bondi. Trump violated Florida elections law prohibiting political donations given in the name of another.
As previously reported, Pam Bondi personally solicited Trump for a donation. The Trump Foundation then donated $25,000 to Pam Bondi in violation of IRS code. When Bondi attempted to return the donation, the Foundation refused to accept the check. Trump then personally reimbursed the Donald J. Trump Foundation $25,000, in violation of Section 106.08(5)(a), Florida Statutes.
“Donald Trump’s record of using his foundation to exert his political will, as well as purchase of six-foot portraits of himself, is well-established,” said FDP Chair Allison Tant. “Unfortunately for the ‘law and order’ candidate, reimbursing his foundation for a $25,000 illegal donation to Pam Bondi is in violation of Florida elections law prohibiting donors from giving contributions in the name of another entity. While a full inquiry by the Department of Justice is needed, we are hopeful the Florida Elections Commission will do its part to hold Trump accountable for his flagrant disregard of the law.”
You can download a copy of the complaint and supplementary exhibits here: