Keeping track of Donald Trump’s seemingly endless stream of fuck-ups and “fuck yous” can be challenging for even the most dogged reporter, so it was as a great public service on Wednesday that Trump recalled some of his greatest hits at a rally in Florida—while additionally claiming he could have stopped 9/11.
A investigative report from CBS Miami into two-term Democratic representative Patrick Murphy—who is running to take Senator Marco Rubio’s seat from the Republican Party—has cast significant doubt on Murphy’s repeated claims that he worked as a Certified Public Accountant and owned his own business. According to the report, however, Murphy never actually worked as a CPA, and his father bought the company that he only briefly worked for, and claimed to own.
Florida’s attorney general, Pam Bondi, has confirmed that she personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump at the time her office was considering prosecuting Trump University for fraud, the Associated Press reports. A Trump family foundation gave a nonprofit controlled by Bondi $25,000, and Bondi dropped the case.
On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja on charges of manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder in the shooting death of Corey Jones. Raja shot Jones on the side of a highway in the early hours of October 18, 2015. Jones, an area musician, was returning home from a gig.
I don’t know about you, but when I log onto Facebook, I’m hoping to see pregnancy announcements from couples I went to high school with, self-congratulatory status updates from my professional peers, and photos of the latest gator crimes and horse frauds being perpetrated in the Sunshine State. That’s why the Florida Agricultural Crimes Intelligence Unit is my new favorite page on the social network.
A Russian hacker who claims to have broken into the personal computer of a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigator named Mark Lewis did have access to Lewis’s email account at one point, an email released to Gawker this week shows. The hacker, who goes only by the pseudonym BadWolf, previously claimed to have obtained a document from Lewis’s computer that seemed to implicate Lewis and the PBSO in the surveillance of local journalists.
Before he was a star on the rise in the world of Florida politics, State Senator Darren Soto was apparently a member George Washington University Law School’s Law Revue, a “musical and sketch comedy show,” which sounds almost as terrible as the Florida House of Representatives. In 2006, three short years after he authored a Law Revue song in which he lamented, “Back when we were both 1-L’s you were in my section/I spent every day in Con Law hiding my erection,” he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. The good people of Florida reelected him for several more terms before moving on to the State Senate in 2012 (and for which he was reelected in 2014).
Florida Rep. David Jolly wants to take Marco Rubio’s seat in the Senate. Unfortunately for him, he also has a long history of ties to the Church of Scientology. Which is why his campaign has been hard at work scrubbing Jolly’s Wikipedia page of any mention to the elaborate pyramid scheme of a religion, it recently confirmed to BuzzFeed News.