Bondi 'honored' to serve Trump in transition team
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says she's "honored" to be a part of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE's transition team.

Bondi is part of a team of more than a dozen people, including some of Trump's top advisors and three of his children, announced Friday to help oversee Trump's transition into the White House.
 
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“I’m honored to serve President-elect Donald J. Trump in making this historic transition and assisting in finding the best individuals to bring change to Washington on day one, grow our economy, protect our children and families, and be unafraid to stand up for Americans,” Bondi told Politico.
 
Bondi faced intense scrutiny over a $25,000 donation from Trump's foundation that arrived at the same time she was deciding whether to investigate Trump University.
 
The 2013 donation sent by the Trump Foundation to Bondi’s fundraising committee may have been a quid pro quo deal to persuade the attorney not to join the lawsuit.
 
Trump paid the IRS a $2,500 penalty this year after it was revealed his charitable foundation had made the illegal political donation. 
 
Trump and Bondi have denied that the donation served as a quid pro quo to persuade the Florida attorney general against investigating Trump University, which has been the subject of fraud lawsuits.
 
Bondi was also one of the first elected Republicans to endorse Trump, and is viewed by many to be a strong Trump loyalist.
 
Florida lobbyist Brian Ballard told Politico that Bondi is "trusted by the president-elect because she knows not only Florida but the legal community across the nation." 
 
"No one has his and the country's interests at heart as much as Pam Bondi," he added.