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Trump Reportedly Donated to Several AGs While They Considered Looking Into His Business

donald-trumpDonald Trump was forced to pay a fine to the IRS for donating to the Florida attorney general who was considering investigating his business. But as it turns out, this wasn’t the first time it happened.

The Wall Street Journal did an analysis of Trump’s political donations and they found out that Trump has consistently given money to attorneys general who have considered looking into his businesses.

And that includes the current New York AG who is presently doing such:

Records show Mr. Trump, his family and associates donated in particular to attorneys general in New York, from Robert Abrams in the 1980s through incumbent Eric Schneiderman. The money was given often when Mr. Trump’s companies had decisions pending in these offices. Attorneys general are law-enforcement officials with significant oversight of business practices in their states.

Trump has given a total of $140,000 to people who either served as AGs or were running for the position, including former NY AG Eliot Spitzer. Trump even held a fundraiser for the Democrat at the time.

One such examples from the 80s was concluded to have caused no conflict, but it’s still noteworthy:

Records show Mr. Trump, his family and associates donated in particular to attorneys general in New York, from Robert Abrams in the 1980s through incumbent Eric Schneiderman. The money was given often when Mr. Trump’s companies had decisions pending in these offices. Attorneys general are law-enforcement officials with significant oversight of business practices in their states.

Some of the people Trump gave to returned the donations, however.

Trump has repeatedly declared on the campaign trail that he’s given to everyone and he understand the broken campaign finance system like no one else.

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