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Records show FBI agents gave Andrew Gillum tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in 2016
Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/23/2018 | Lawrence Mower

Posted on 10/23/2018 2:42:07 PM PDT by mojito

Undercover FBI agents paid for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum's hotel room and his ticket to the Broadway musical Hamilton during a 2016 trip to New York City, according to a bombshell trove of records that raise new questions just two weeks before next month's election.

The records include photos, a video and dozens of text messages between Gillum, former lobbyist Adam Corey and an undercover FBI agent, and they appear to refute what the mayor has said that trip and others.

His campaign has maintained – and continued to maintain Tuesday – that Gillum believed the ticket came from his brother, Marcus.

"These records vindicate and add more evidence that at every turn I was paying my own way or was with my family, for all trips, including picking up tickets from my brother, Marcus, who was with a group of his own friends," Gillum said in a statement.

But the messages show that Gillum was told the tickets came from "Mike Miller," who was an FBI agent posing as a developer looking into city corruption.

"Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for Hamilton tonight at 8 p.m.," Corey texted Gillum on Aug. 10, 2016.

"Awesome news about Hamilton," Gillum replied, according to the records.

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: adamcorey; andrewgillum; bribery; corruption; fbi; florida; gillum; hamilton; mikemiller; rondesantis; tallahassee
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Oh boy.
1 posted on 10/23/2018 2:42:07 PM PDT by mojito
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He’s a lyin, corrupt, socialist racist SOB

Now don’t get me started


2 posted on 10/23/2018 2:45:29 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Mods/Indies/Dems/Non-voters" JOBS or MOBS? Are CRAZY DIMS REALLY who you want BACK in POWER?)
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If this was a personal gift from an FBI employee outside of work and the tickets were legally bought, what is the problem?


3 posted on 10/23/2018 2:48:01 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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There better be a reckoning for these corruptocrats after the election.


4 posted on 10/23/2018 2:48:07 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: mojito

Gillum is a grinning crook ala Al Sharpton...............


5 posted on 10/23/2018 2:48:28 PM PDT by Red Badger (I lie to pollsters......................ALL Of THEM!...................)
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To: ConservativeMind

They weren’t. Read the article before commenting.


6 posted on 10/23/2018 2:49:45 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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So naturally, CNN will have a new poll out in 3, 2, 1 showing the Gillum has increased his lead from 12+ to 15+.


7 posted on 10/23/2018 2:50:14 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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Ah, they were posing as businessmen who had already described they wanted to have him influence some deal, it seems. It wasn’t as friends outside of the position’s influence.
8 posted on 10/23/2018 2:51:35 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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“”These records vindicate and add more evidence that at every turn I was paying my own way or was with my family, for all trips, including picking up tickets from my brother, Marcus, who was with a group of his own friends,” Gillum said in a statement.”

****

Paying my own way?? Isn’t that a capitalist motto?


9 posted on 10/23/2018 2:52:44 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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The FBI sure handed out a lot of swag during the 2016 election, didn’t they?


10 posted on 10/23/2018 2:53:10 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.r)
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And not one Dimm will change their vote despite this evidence.


11 posted on 10/23/2018 2:56:09 PM PDT by JonPreston
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To: Catmom

Except when they were on the receiving end from friendly “journalists.”


12 posted on 10/23/2018 2:56:31 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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This entire story strikes me as being racist. If you look hard enough in the story you can find the letters “M” “O” “N” “K” “E” and “Y.” Racists are trying to frame poor Gillum by implying with a code that he is Monkeying things up. Im telling ya!!!


13 posted on 10/23/2018 2:58:00 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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He’s a crook.


14 posted on 10/23/2018 3:00:12 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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Pansy ass DeSantis didn’t even bother to meet up with Trump when Trump visited Florida. The week-kneed GOPe Bush Clown still refers to Gillum as a “Liberal”.


15 posted on 10/23/2018 3:02:19 PM PDT by heights
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Why?

Did they bug his house while he was at the show?

16 posted on 10/23/2018 3:02:58 PM PDT by x
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The FBI sure handed out a lot of swag during the 2016 election, didn’t they?

The stories I heard before this were about the FBI receiving gifts

17 posted on 10/23/2018 3:02:58 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe)
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Gillum, despite being a Democrat, is not part of the establishment. This is a reminder that the FBI doesn’t go after the establishment.


18 posted on 10/23/2018 3:03:58 PM PDT by alternatives? (Why have an army if there are no borders?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.

But perhaps this went both ways more than we knew.


19 posted on 10/23/2018 3:07:40 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.r)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Stop repeating yourself.


20 posted on 10/23/2018 3:09:07 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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