Skip to comments.Possible pay-to-play scheme for ambassador role in Trump administration[tr]
Posted on 11/18/2019 9:11:36 AM PST by Magnatron
A CBS News investigation has uncovered a possible pay-for-play scheme involving the Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. Emails obtained by CBS News show the nominee, San Diego billionaire Doug Manchester, was asked by the RNC to donate half a million dollars as his confirmation in the Senate hung in the balance, chief investigative correspondent Jim Axelrod reports.
When Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas in September, Manchester wanted to help. So the San Diego real estate developer, who prefers the nickname "Papa Doug," loaded up his private jet with supplies and headed for the hard-hit Caribbean country where he owned a home and hoped to soon be serving as U.S. ambassador.
A Trump supporter, Manchester donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration fund. He was offered the Bahamas post the day after Mr. Trump was sworn in. Manchester said Trump told him, "I should probably be the ambassador to the Bahamas and you should be president."
Then, for two and a half years, Manchester's nomination stalled in the Senate.
His Bahamas relief trip caught the attention of the President. Trump tweeted, "I would also like to thank 'Papa' Doug Manchester, hopefully the next Ambassador to the Bahamas, for the incredible amount of time, money and passion he has spent on helping to bring safety to the Bahamas."
Three days after the tweet, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel hit up Manchester for a donation. It was no small sum. In an email, obtained exclusively by CBS News, she asked Manchester, "Would you consider putting together $500,000 worth of contributions from your family to ensure we hit our ambitious fundraising goal?"
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There's not one out there who didn't buy their position.
Glad SeeBS took some time off from firing innocent staffers because ABC asked them to...
Straws. Its what they are grasping at for dinner.
American “news” is an insult to journalism, integrity, honesty and civil society. They are the enemy of this country. It is sad that there are so many emotion-driven, unable-=to-discriminate lies from facts losers roaming around this country listening to and agreeing with these seditious degenerates.
Its called flailing. This is an open ended clown show. They will run everything at him up until election day.
They are running the 2020 campaign out of the HOR on the taxpayers dime.
More make believe. Those emails are sent out on a regular bases. Utterly no linkage except in the demented wishful thinking of the Democrat Faist Party Lie machine
LOL. The sun comes up in the east.
Spot on it’s how the system works just look at every democrat ambassador.
So? Surely this is not unheard of by other administrations.
They are trying to float the ‘Bribery’ balloon.
I hate the search function on this site...
I searched three different ways and nothing came up.
Get your cursor in the search window.
Backspace to get rid of the asterisk
On the button that says “Keywords,” click the down arrow. Replace Keywords with Titles
Type in any words that are in the title of the article. When I searched I typed in “pay-to-play” then click on Search.
I wish it was more straightforward. I hope this helps.
This is “news?” Oh, someone is searching for something that looks like quid pro quo. Now I understand. Schiff couldn't find it so the media has to create it.
Meanwhile, Obama fired ALL of the ambassadors appointed by George W. Bush.
Obama appointed that nitwit Caroline Kennedy to be ambassador to Japan. She could barely speak English, much less Japanese.
I’m sure Bill Clinton appointed big money donors, too. Not a peep from the media.
I think that drop down box should default to Titles.
“I think that drop down box should default to Titles.”
I agree. I also think the asterisk should be ditched. I suspect I’m not searching as it was intended, but I played with it until I found something that worked for me.
Odd...CBS News has yet to make any connections like this to S.O.S. Hillary and the Clinton Foundation.
After the pay-to-play schemes by the Clintons in Haiti and other countries, suddenly the “media” has gotten religion on the subject.
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