Trump Hotel Received $270,000 From Lobbying Campaign Tied to Saudis

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. 

Hacked emails list right-wing fundraiser partying with Russian fascists and oligarchs

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.