It is now being reported that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a member of Donald Trump's transition team who has a history with the president-elect, is being considered for an appointment in the Trump White House.
NEW: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will be named to a post in the Trump White House, sources tell me. Trump aides finalizing her role.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 5, 2017
When the Trump transition team was asked about the possibility of a Bondi appointment on Thursday, incoming press secretary Sean Spicer refused to divulge any information on the subject.
"We have no additional announcements at this time," Spicer said. "I don't want to get ahead of any announcements that may or may not come."
When asked for comment by the Tampa Bay Times, Bondi said "I'd never discuss anything confidential."
It is unclear what position Bondi could be in contention for, although given that she is a career prosecutor, a position in law enforcement would be the most immediately logical.
Although Bondi is widely considered to be quite close to the Trump team, her appointment would almost certainly raise controversy due to her association with the scandals embroiling the Trump Foundation.
A spokesperson for Bondi's office had told the Orlando Sentinel in September 2013 that it was determining whether they should join the New York Attorney General's case against Trump University; four days after that, a pro-Bondi PAC received a $25,000 check from the Trump Foundation; and in October, Bondi's office decided that "no action was necessary."
Although a Trump representative claimed this was a clerical error — Bondi has also denied any impropriety — the contribution ran afoul of IRS regulations prohibiting charities from making political donations. As a result, Trump was required to reimburse his donation for the $25,000 as well as pay a $2,500 fine to the IRS.
The investigation into the Trump Foundation is still ongoing.