Stepping up fund-raising for the general election is among the priorities even if the Democratic nomination contest has yet to be settled.
Republican contributors shifted their focus to House and Senate races, filings showed, and Mr. Trump gave no cash to his campaign in the first three weeks of October.
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is facing a fundraising scandal after a Telegraph investigation exposed how key supporters were prepared to accept illicit donations from foreign backers.
President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel received roughly $270,000 in payments linked to Saudi Arabia as part of a lobbying campaign by the Gulf kingdom against a controversial piece of terrorism legislation last year. The payments—for catering, lodging and parking—were disclosed by the public relations firm MSLGroup last week in paperwork filed with the Justice Department documenting foreign lobbying work on behalf of Saudi Arabia and other clients.
Last month, a new leak site
called Distributed Denial of Secrets went live, compiling a cache of
hacked emails and documents of Russian officials, confidants of
sanctioned Russian oligarchs, and those steering Russian interference
efforts. Among the revelations: A higher-up at the Bradley Foundation, one of
the main financiers of right-wing groups in the U.S. — including the
Daily Caller News Foundation and anti-immigrant organizations —
apparently attended a notorious “pro-family” conference in Russia in
2014, held shortly after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.