This was not what one would call a subtle operation:
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.
Senior figures involved with the Great America PAC, one of the leading “independent” groups organising television advertisements and grassroots support for the Republican nominee, sought to channel $2 million from a Chinese donor into the campaign to elect the billionaire despite laws prohibiting donations from foreigners.
In return, undercover reporters purporting to represent the fictitious donor were assured that he would obtain “influence” if Mr Trump made it to the White House.
Last week Eric Beach, the PAC’s co-chairman, confirmed to the reporters at an event in Las Vegas that their client’s support would be “remembered” if Mr Trump became president.
The team of journalists who ran this sting also approached Clinton fundraisers with the same offer and didn’t get their messages returned, which I’m pretty sure means Both Sides Do It.
In all seriousness if the Clinton backers had gone for this and the Trump people had ignored it this would be the biggest political story in America this morning. But since it’s just another entry into the non-stop Trump Griftathon it’s dog barks at dog.