DeSantis, Gillum exchange insults in final Florida governor's debate

'Mike Miller,' FBI undercover agent, gave Andrew Gillum 'Hamilton' ticket, text message shows

While Gillum was mayor of Tallahassee, the FBI was investigating that city's government. The 39-year-old mayor has long insisted he is not a target of the probe and until today had not been named in any of the subpoenas sent to Tallahassee City Hall in connection with the probe. He has denied the remark was a reference to Gillum's race.

In an attempt to quell the growing scandal, Gillum posted a video to Facebook urging his supporters not to fall for the Republicans' "distractions", which he said were motivated by "racial stereotypes". "We've got 99 issues and Hamilton ain't one of them".

"I was aware that Adam Corey and (an agent known as) Mike Miller arranged so that we could go and see the show". The news of Miller's involvement in the Hamilton tickets, though damning, still might seem like a less egregious violation to Florida voters than, say, the fact that Gillum's opponent wrote a book excusing slavery, appeared with an anti-gay pundit who insulted Pulse nightclub victims, and has repeatedly made racist gaffes including saying that, if elected as Florida's governor, Gillum would "monkey this up".

Corey turned more than 100 pages of records to the ethics commission, which is investigating trips to Costa Rica and NY that Gillum took in 2016, reports the Times.

The newly-released text messages from a federal investigation into corruption in Tallahassee indicate Gillum may have known that the undercover FBI agent, who was going by the name Mike Miller, was providing the tickets, despite previously saying he received them from his brother.

Since the opening days of the general election contest between Gillum and DeSantis, race has been a subtext, with DeSantis receiving criticism for his choice of words during an interview with Fox News.

"At the time we believed that they were reserved by friends of Adam's, Mike Miller".

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"Awesome news about Hamilton", Gillum replied, according to the records. "So that is wrong, and he has not told the truth about any of that", DeSantis said.

"He claims he's not under investigation", DeSantis added.

Two Republican congressman have been indicted for crimes related to corruption as a result of recent investigations, contrary to Navarro and Camerota's claim. "Of course he is".

You may notice if you watch the clip below or read Politico's summary of the exchange that Gillum never answered the question. "We all have friends that sometimes let us down", Gillum, referring to Corey.

"I know firsthand that when we start going down that road, it can be very, very deadly", DeSantis said. "I know that may not fit your description of what you think people like me do, but I've worked hard for everything that I've gotten in my life, and I don't need anybody handing me anything for free". He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program: Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.

Aaron Klein is Breitbart's Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter.

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