[Ed. – This refutes the story Gillum’s campaign has been telling: that the tickets came from his brother. The FBI was running an undercover op to investigate corruption in the Tallahassee city government. Basically, the FBI record of having provided the tickets to Mayor Gillum, while posing as businessmen, demonstrates that his campaign has been lying about that and probably other aspects of a trip to New York.]
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 raises new questions two weeks before the Nov. 6 election for Florida governor.
Among the records released Tuesday: photos, a video and dozens of text messages between Gillum, who is the Democratic nominee for governor, former lobbyist Adam Corey and an undercover FBI agent. They appear to contradict Gillum’s explanation for the expenses, which have been made an major issue by his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis.