If you haven’t noticed today, the American media is going nuts about Donald Trump’s $25,000 donation to Pamela Bondi’s re-election campaign. Bondi, the Florida Attorney General, is said to have been considering investigating Trump University at the time that the donation occurred.
Don’t get me wrong. NBC, CNN, the Washington Post, and basically every other news outlet are right to ask the obvious question. Are we really supposed to believe that there was no quid pro quo here? That’s a legitimate question.
But can we please treat Hillary Clinton with the same level of skeptical cynicism? Can we be fair?
Check this out. As Michael Lucchese has previously reported on The Pulse 2016, the Clinton Foundation received $1 million in donations from Gilbert Chagoury, one of two billionaire Nigerian-Lebanese landowning brothers. Immediately thereafter, the State Department — then under Secretary Clinton’s leadership — considered buying land from the Chagoury brothers to build a new consulate in Lagos, Nigeria.
Yes, that happened. This is just one of many problematic (to say the least) connections between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department under Hillary Clinton’s leadership. But apparently media outlets have no interest in covering that story.
Seriously, run a Google search for “Trump Bondi”. Here’s what you get:
Now, run a Google search for “Clinton Chagoury”. Here’s what you get:
The Clinton story is relegated to a few right-wing media outlets, while the Trump story is covered everywhere.