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Pam Bondi calls story 'false and misleading' and says no basis for Trump University probe

Attorney General Pam Bondi denounced an Associated Press report about her and Donald Trump, insisting there was no basis for launching an investigation into Trump's real estate seminars.

"Yesterday’s story was false and misleading — including statements that my office 'publically announced it was deliberating whether to join a lawsuit' or that I 'nixed suing Trump.' " Bondi said in a statement issued this afternoon.

"My office has made public every document on this issue, which shows no one in my office ever opened an investigation on Trump University nor was there a basis for doing so. Any news story that suggests otherwise is completely false. I have spent my career prosecuting criminals and protecting Floridians and will not compromise my dedication to our citizens."

Bondi did not address questions about a conference call she was on yesterday with Trump and other surrogates. Trump has faced intense backlash for his comments about a federal judge of Mexican heritage.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 5:37pm]


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