In April 2016, Corey sent an email to Miller and included a $4,386 invoice for the Gillum fundraiser. "I am not going to bow down to the altar of political correctness", concluded the man who launched his campaign against a black man by urging voters not to "monkey up" the election. "Again, I really appreciate this!"
Forward Florida's records do not show the contribution, and it's unclear from the records whether Miller, or someone else, ultimately paid for it. However, according to the Tampa Bay Times, text messages received by Gillum contradict his statement.
"Did he connect with Mike Miller to thank him for co-sponsoring the food?" "No", he said. "I'm for police accountability, but law enforcement society can not work, and, quite frankly, law enforcement can not do its job if it does not have a trusting relationship with the community".
"It's something that should automatically be sanctioned", he said.
The DeSantis campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
They show that Gillum likely knew that tickets to the Broadway play Hamilton were paid for by the undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Miller, who was posing as a developer and did not come from Gillum's brother, as Gillum claimed.
"I met him for the first time the other night and then all of a sudden, without invitation, he was calling me only as Andrew". Gillum and Adam Corey, a lobbyist friend, during a boat tour of New York Harbor, in a photo provided by Chris Kise, Mr. Corey's lawyer."Marcus Gillum gave Mayor Gillum a ticket to see "Hamilton" that night", the campaign said on September 4. Some of the friends with whom Gillum and his wife vacationed on that trip were investors in a Tallahassee hotel that later received a $2 million grant through a unanimous vote by Gillum and city commissioners.
Friday's records show Leach billed Corey $200 for the round-trip flight aboard his company's jet. The address listed on the report was previously listed as a nightclub called The Venue.
Justin Schmidt of Davie, a Gillum supporter who attended the forum at TKAE, feels that the Democratic candidate would be a strong supporter for the State of Israel if elected governor.
He bashed Gillum, who serves as Mayor of Tallahassee, for being soft on crime and wanting to abolish ICE, which he said would leave child molesters on the streets.
The sting, directed at Tallahassee's Community Redevelopment Agency, was conducted on a much smaller scale, but it successfully brought into the light the not-so-leader-like qualities of an unethical politician.
The objective of the Atlanta trip is unknown.
"He was asked a question by me, 'Did you pay for it?' He was indignant".
The texts don't support what Gillum's campaign has said about the matter. "You will have to ask him for his credit card records to determine whether he paid for them himself".
Polls show that Democrat Andrew Gillum has regularly maintained a lead over Trump-endorsed rival Ron DeSantis in the race to become Florida's next governor - and President Donald Trump is now reportedly anxious. "Where is the evidence of where you went and how our money was spent to be a junket for you to go to NY and hang out in "Faux News and Friends"?" he asked.
This is a developing story.