Amidst the waves of questions about the Clinton Foundation and the influence donors may have had on Hillary Clinton during her stint as Secretary of State, the foundation announced Chelsea Clinton would not step down from the board, even if her mother becomes president. It is also a bit hazy as to whether all Clinton organizations would stop taking foreign donations.
To attend a Clinton fundraiser at the home of Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’ widow, attendees had to dish out $200,000 per person. It was reported that about 20 people attended the event. As of Monday, the Clinton campaign has generated about $32 million from fundraisers in August.
Eric Trump has said that it would be “foolish” for his father Donald to release his tax returns. In fact, Eric is “actually the biggest proponent of not doing it.” He added: “You would have a bunch of people who know nothing about taxes trying to look through and trying to come up with assumptions on things they know nothing about.” In fact, seasoned tax experts and financial journalists would take a close look at Trump's touted business dealings, his various deductions, net worth and any contributions to charity. Who knows what they would find.
The public face of Brexit, outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage, joined Donald Trump for a rally in Jackson, Mississippi, where urged Republicans to “get your walking boots on” and generate support for Donald Trump. He spoke to about 15,000 supporters saying that he had a “message of hope and optimism” for the GOP.
In March, the Trump campaign paid Trump Tower Commercial LLC $35,458 for rent on its offices, the same amount the campaign had been paying since last summer. There were 197 paid employees or consultants in March. Now that Trump is accepting donations to his campaign, the rent on the office space in his own building has inexplicably risen to $169,758 in July. The campaign in July had 172 paid staffers, less than it had in March.
Local military units are given “latitude to develop their own training products,” and it has been revealed that one such unit included Hillary Clinton as an example of “careless or disgruntled employees.” The slide on which this was found was used for a lesson on how to improve security around classified materials and improve safety.
Without providing any detail, Donald Trump seemed to point to a possible softening of his immigration stance. Speaking on Fox News about a meeting he had with Hispanic leaders, Trump said: “I had a great meeting with great people, great Hispanic leaders, and there could certainly be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people. We want people -- we have some great people in this country.”
The Clinton campaign is planning a speech on Thursday, when the Democratic nominee for president will discuss the connection between Donald Trump and the ‘alt-right.’ The address is planned for Reno, Nevada. The ‘alt right,’ or ‘alternative right’ refers to “identitarian” nationalism and opposition to multiculturalism and mass immigration.
At least three Donald Trump events have been canceled this month alone. Trump was slated to make a speech on immigration in Denver on Thursday, which has now been postponed. The GOP nominee will, however, still attend a fundraiser in Aspen, Colorado. A rally in Las Vegas planned for Friday was also canceled, though he will still attend a fundraiser in Lake Tahoe that day. Another rally in Portland, Oregon, slated for August 31, was similarly nixed.
According to a lawyer working for Melania Trump, several news outlets have been informed that they may face legal action for defamatory articles about her. In an email, lawyer Charles J. Harder wrote that Mrs. Trump “has placed several new organizations on notice of her legal claims against them, including Daily Mail among others, for making false and defamatory statements about her supposedly having been an ‘escort’ in the 1990s.”