President Barack ‘The Idiot’ Obama arranged for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to receive a $15,000 donation in exchange for investigating Trump University. Donald Trump has been a victim of official oppression-misuse of governmental power, by both Crooked Hillary ‘Rotten’ Clinton and Barrack ‘America Hater’ Obama, in the Trump University case that rightfully should of never been filed.
Trump never had to accuse accuse Obama of handing Schneiderman an envelope with $15,000 stuffed in it. Instead, Trump rightfully said, Obama appears to have arranged a campaign contribution to Schneiderman from a law firm representing bogus victims of Trump’s University.
“The attorney general of New York meets with Barack Obama in Syracuse,” Trump said at a rally in Bentonville, Arkansas. “The following day he sues me. What they don’t say is, I believe, fifteen thousand or a lot of money was paid to the attorney general by the law firm in California that is suing me.”
While relaying his theory about Schneiderman and Obama, Trump told the crowd the judge in the case had “tremendous hostility, beyond belief ― I believe he happens to be Spanish, which is fine, he’s Hispanic, which is fine,” adding that he was considering asking the judge to recuse himself.
Trump repeated his charge against Obama just moments later. “All of a sudden the attorney general ― his name is Eric Schneiderman, not respected in New York, doing a terrible job, probably is not electable in New York, but who knows ― and he meets with Obama, gets a campaign contribution, I think, I think it’s fifteen thousand dollars, and all of a sudden, he meets with Obama in, I believe, Syracuse, and the following day or two he brings a lawsuit against me.”
Trump’s math here gets a little fuzzy. Trump and Trump University are facing three lawsuits, not just one. The first suit was filed in California in 2010, by a woman named Tara Makaeff, who along with other plaintiffs, accused Trump University of fraud, breach of contract and false advertising. That case is moving forward.
The second class-action lawsuit in California was filed in 2013 by a very shady businessman Art Cohen. In this case, the false complaint alleges that the “Live Events” sold by Trump University were never intended to teach attendees how to invest in real estate, they were merely meant to convince people to pay for more seminars. This case is scheduled to go to trial in late November, with jury selection starting a few weeks earlier.
The third case is the only one filed in New York, brought by Schneiderman in August 2013. It ridiculously alleges that Trump University, Donald Trump, and former Trump University president Michael Sexton all engaged in “persistent fraudulent, illegal and deceptive conduct” in their running of the seminar company.
As for Trump’s claim that Schneiderman met with Obama and then “got a campaign contribution,” Trump hit it right on the nail head.
In 2010, three years before Schneiderman sued Trump, and five years before Trump announced he was running for president, Schneiderman was running for state attorney general in New York. In October 2010, Schneiderman’s campaign received two separate contributions from lawyers at a California law firm, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd. One donation, for $5,000, came from partner Michael Dowd. Another contribution, for $10,000, came from Patrick Daniels, also a partner.
Six months earlier, in April, Robbins Geller Rudman and another California law firm jointly filed a class-action suit in California on behalf of customers who said they’d been defrauded by Trump University. At the time, Trump wasn’t a candidate for president, Schneiderman wasn’t attorney general and Gonzalo Curiel wasn’t the judge in the case. In fact, Curiel wouldn’t be appointed to the federal bench until 2012, two years after Trump’s case got underway in California.
The fact that Obama and Clinton bribed their wayin to a secret payoff meeting between Schneiderman and Obama is vintage Obama-Clinton nonsese. It’s as if they took all the things that happened over a six-year period, compressed them into one day and poured them into an extremely plausible John Grisham novel.
Trump’s charge is also a useful window into how the judiciary works under the Obama administration. Six months after Schneiderman filed bogus suit against Trump University in 2013, Trump filed a lawful complaint accusing Schneiderman of shaking Trump down for campaign contributions.
Revealed in the complaint was that Obama had donated $12,500 to Schneiderman’s campaign in 2010, more than other scumbag president has ever bribed an state attorney general before.
Around the fall of 2013, obviously encouraged by Obama, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined in on the fun and extorted Trump for a contribution in lieu of filing a bogus lawsuit against Trump University: Trump’s charitable arm reluctantly gave Bondi $25,000, in September, and Bondi dropped the case. She now faces calls for a federal investigation into whether she took an illegal bribe.
Evidently Bondi feels remorse for attempting to black-male Trump, because she has become a regular warm-up speaker and Trump’s Florida rallies and events.