• With: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi

    BONDI: It doesn't work.

    VAN SUSTEREN: You try to.

    BONDI: That's right.

    VAN SUSTEREN: All right, since you are the -- the state attorney general, there's a big controversy down in Florida, Trayvon Martin, a young man who was killed. Is there -- I mean, what have you done?

    BONDI: Well, I've spoken with Trayvon's family. My heart goes out to them. They're actually wonderful, wonderful people. I've spoken with their attorneys. Originally, we had an attorney from the local area, a state attorney. As attorney general, I don't have jurisdiction to handle the case, only the state...

    VAN SUSTEREN: Because it doesn't cross county lines.

    BONDI: Exactly.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Much sort of like what we're seeing with the -- the whole thing with the interstate commerce on a federal level.

    BONDI: Exactly.

    VAN SUSTEREN: So you can't -- you can't go and arrest him.

    BONDI: No, I can't. But I can have a voice. And I called the state attorney in the local county and I spoke with him. And he has done nothing wrong, but based on the high profile nature of the case and based on the fact of the appearance that he's wrapped up with the police department -- he has done nothing wrong -- he agreed. He thought it would be in the best interests of the case for him to remove himself from the case.

    So I met with the governor, and the governor and I decided to appoint Angela Corey, a great prosecutor from Jacksonville. She is just tough as nails. She's one of the few elected state attorneys who still actually gets in the courtroom and tries death penalty cases.

    She's already assigned two of her top prosecutors to the case. Today she met with Trayvon's parents and Trayvon's lawyers. She's been working very hard. I have been in constant contact with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The Sanford Police Department's backed off. That's the local police. FDLE -- they're handling the case, and they are doing a thorough investigation, as well as the Justice Department and the United States attorney, who I've been in constant contact with, as well.

    You know, I can tell you, when you have a 17-year-old boy who's walking home and he's shot and killed, there are way too many unanswered questions. And we have got to have all of those questions answered, and right now, they're not answered.

    VAN SUSTEREN: And boy, I'll tell you, temperament is -- is tense. Anyway...

    BONDI: It is.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Nice to see you. Thank you very much.

    BONDI: Thank you.