GOP lobbyist asks DOJ to investigate Donald Trump’s political donations

Donald Trump has bragged publicly about his knowledge of working the political system Jack Burkman sends formal letter to Attorney Gen. Loretta Lynch to examine whether there were any quid-pro-quos were involved with contributions Donald Trump made to political candidates
(PR NewsChannel) / August 16, 2016 / WASHINGTON 
Lobbyist Jack Burkman formally asked DOJ to investigate Donald Trump.

Lobbyist Jack Burkman, a Trump critic, formally asked DOJ to investigate Donald Trump.

Top Republican lobbyist and fundraiser Jack Burkman has formally requested the U.S. Department of Justice investigate Donald Trump, his own party’s nominee, for political corruption stemming from public statements the candidate has made.

“In numerous public appearances, Mr. Trump openly brags about knowing how to work the political system,” Burkman writes in the letter addressed to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. “He admits to contributing money to various political campaigns with the purpose of collecting on his ‘investment.’”

According to Rolling Stone, last year at a debate in Cleveland when Trump was asked about his large donations to both Republicans and Democrats he responded: “I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And you know what, when I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them. They are there for me.”

In the letter to DOJ, Burkman outlines several powerful political beneficiaries who represent districts where Trump has considerable assets or interests. For example, in Tampa, Fla, Mr. Trump contributed $50,000 to Fla. Attorney General Pam Bondi’s campaign. The state, which had planned to join a New York lawsuit against Trump University, then decided against such a move. Burkman is imploring Attorney General Lynch to look into why Ms. Bondi came to that conclusion.

Perhaps the most egregious of all of Trump’s alleged corruption revolves around New Jersey Congressman Frank LoBiondo who represents the Garden State’s second district, also specifically talked about in the letter. LoBiondo, who has received more donations from Trump than any other Republican member of the House, has a district that includes Atlantic City. Donald Trump used to have significant assets and casinos in Atlantic City which famously filed for bankruptcy.

Coincidence? Jack Burkman certainly doesn’t think so. “Trump appears to have contributed to LoBiondo’s campaign so that he would help him establish his ill-fated empire in Atlantic City,” Burkman said. “Congressman LoBiondo was just an investment to him and the casinos were the cash out. It smells fishy.”

As decided in McCutcheon v. FEC, it is illegal to donate to a political campaign in the hopes of acquiring personal favors from the candidate. According to Burkman, if Trump violated this law he should face prosecution and even incarceration.


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SOURCE:  Burkman and Associates

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