Emails show Federal Bureau of Investigation agent helped cover 2016 Gillum fundraising event

Florida gov hopeful reportedly got Hamilton tickets from undercover FBI agent

And the reputation of that man, Mayor Andrew Gillum, seems to have been bought with free tickets to Broadway blockbuster Hamilton and a sweet deal on a vacation villa in Costa Rica. Under Florida's ethics rules, any gift more than $100 must be reported, which these weren't. Kise was once Florida's solicitor general and served on the transition team of Republican Gov. Rick Scott when Scott won in 2010. The commission is now investigating claims made against Gillum, accusing him of accepting gifts from city lobbyists. In 2013, Gillum participated in a vote to provide more than $2.1 million in city money to renovate a restaurant project co-owned by Corey.

Those attending the dinner had to make a minimum donation of $5,000 person, but Corey arranged a special way for Miller, the undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, to donate to the fundraiser, allowing him to pay for "the cost of the meals and drinks". He said he envisions a state of Florida where anti-BDS legislation is enforced, where support for funding security in Jewish day schools continues and where people speak up and speak out against anti-Semitism in the communities, college campus and high schools.

"Attached is the invoice for the dinner you so graciously offered to sponsor", Corey thanked Miller in an email. "Again, I really appreciate this". The PAC has not yet filed any of its campaign finance reports, so it is unclear who financed the ad.

Yet Burgan would not answer questions as to why required campaign finance records do not show any expenses associated with the event.

In an August 8, 2016 message, Gillum's friend, lobbyist Adam Corey, texted him saying, "Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for Hamilton tonight at 8pm", adding, "I think your brother has already arrived by the way". The state ethics commission issued a subpoena for the records just last week.

The jabs flew from there, with DeSantis calling Gillum a career politician who distorted the truth about apparently accepting improper gifts from a lobbyist friend and businessmen who were actually undercover FBI agents investigating Tallahassee's community redevelopment agency. He said that one of the things he looks forward to as governor is visiting Israel on an official state trip from Florida while seeking to extend their economic partnership on certain technological advancements. Gillum insists he is not the target of the investigation, which began in 2015 and has yet to result in indictments. I'm not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist.

Gillum has since distanced himself from Corey.

Gillum did not take the president's insults lying down, however, and called out Trump for not having the guts to tag him in his latest tweet.

Gillum admitted he had taken the ticket, but said he received it from his brother and thought his brother swapped them for concert tickets. DeSantis wants to place "every decision made by that group on Andrew and make him carry it", Gillum said. He also said that he feels it's important as governor of Florida to have a good relationship with Israel because there's a lot that both Florida and Israel can do economically together. While he hasn't commented on the new documents, during Wednesday's debate he referred to a Jay-Z song when he said, "Florida's got 99 problems, and "Hamilton" isn't one of them".

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