The Tampa Bay Times (TBT) is reporting that Andrew Gillum knew that developers -who were undercover FBI agents – provided tickets for him to attend the Broadway musical Hamilton when he was in New York city with Adam Corey.
Gillum has previously said his brother gave him the tickets.
The information was contained in records released today by Corey’s lawyer, Chris Kise, just two weeks before the election. The state ethics commission issued a subpoena for the records just last week.
The text messages show that, contrary to what his campaign has said, Gillum knew the tickets came from “Mike Miller,” who was an FBI agent posing as a developer looking into city corruption.
“Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for Hamilton tonight at 8 p.m.,” Corey texted Gillum on Aug. 10, 2016.
“Awesome news about Hamilton,” Gillum replied, according to the records.
Tallahassee Reports was the first to report about Gillum attending the play while on the New York trip. The trip has become the focus of an ethics investigation and is tied to the FBI investigation into local corruption in Tallahassee.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis asked Gillum about the trip during the CNN debate.
Gillum said, “First of all, I am a grown man,” Gillum replied. “My wife and I take vacations and we pay for our own vacations … I don’t take free trips from anybody.”