U.S. intelligence officials are seeking to determine whether an American businessman identified by Donald Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers has opened up private communications with senior Russian officials — including talks about the possible lifting of economic sanctions if the Republican nominee becomes president, according to multiple sources who have been briefed on the issue.
The activities of Trump adviser Carter Page, who has extensive business interests in Russia, have been discussed with senior members of Congress during recent briefings about suspected efforts by Moscow to influence the presidential election, the sources said. After one of those briefings,
Bruce Springsteen called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a “moron” in an excerpt from an interview with Rolling Stone magazine published Friday.
“The republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it's a tragedy for our democracy,” the rocker said, when asked what he makes of the “Trump phenomenon”.
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has paid his family's businesses more than $8.2 million, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign finance filings, which reveals an integrated business and political operation without precedent in national politics.
The GOP presidential nominee’s campaign has paid his various businesses for services including rent for his campaign offices ($1.3 million), food and facilities for events and meetings ($544,000) and payroll for Trump corporate staffers ($333,000) who helped with everything from his traveling security to his wife’s convention speech.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign announced that cast members from The West Wing—Aaron Sorkin’s acclaimed NBC series about a fictional Democratic administration and a beloved liberal president—will campaign for the Democratic nominee in Ohio on Saturday and Sunday.
West Wing stars Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Richard Schiff, Joshua Malina, and Mary McCormack are set to participate in organizing and GOTV events in the Buckeye State, including ones in Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, and Columbus areas.
A Democratic group filed a complaint Wednesday against the Trump Foundation with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has herself been caught up in accusations against the organization.
The complaint was submitted by an arm of the anti-Trump Keep America Great PAC called the Democratic Coalition Against Trump. It calls for Bondi to investigate the GOP nominee and his charitable foundation's long-term business dealings in Florida.
Donald Trump called for boosting controversial “stop-and-frisk” policing to curb inner city violence Wednesday.
“I would do stop and frisk. I think you have to. We did it in New York, it worked incredibly well. And you have to be proactive,” Trump said during a pre-taped interview with Sean Hannity for a Wednesday night broadcast on Fox News. “You know, you really help people sort of change their mind automatically.”
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