Republican Lawmaker Says Trump Could Be a ‘Phantom Candidate’ for Democrats

I think there’s a small possibility that this gentleman is a phantom candidate. Mr. Trump has a close friendship with Bill and Hillary Clinton. They were at his last wedding. He has contributed to the Clintons’ foundation. He has contributed to Mrs. Clinton’s Senate campaigns. All of this is very suspicious.

— Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), “whose district saw two phony candidates run in a pair of elections before he took office, has taken to Spanish-language media to suggest that Donald Trump’s campaign could be a Democratic scheme to hurt the Republican Party,” the Miami Herald reports.

Clinton Charity Accepted Millions from HSBC Clients

$81 million

Amount the charitable foundation run by Hillary Clinton and her family has received from wealthy international donors who were clients of HSBC’s controversial Swiss bank, the Guardian reports. “Leaked files from HSBC’s Swiss banking division reveal the identities of seven donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation with accounts in Geneva.”