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Donald Trump says he 'has a lot of confidence' in Mick Mulvaney after his chief of staff first admits to withholding aid from Ukraine to get probe into 'DNC server' then denies he ever said it
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was under fire Friday for his latest comments on Ukraine, although President Trump expressed 'confidence' in him.
Mad Dog unleashed: James Mattis rips into Donald Trump and says he's honored to be the 'greatest overrated general' - as he jokingly compares himself to Meryl Streep and roasts the President for 'earning his spurs from the doctor'
General James Mattis made the joking remarks at a white-tie gala in New York on Thursday just one day after Donald Trump demeaned him as 'the world's most overrated general'.
Donald Trump unloads on 'hateful and enraged' Democrats in Dallas rally before 20,000 screaming MAGA fans as he says 'dumb' Beto O'Rourke and 'crazy' Nancy Pelosi 'hate our country' and claims Joe Biden 'you-know-what and pillaged' his way to wealth
President Donald Trump stripped the bark off his Democratic rivals on Thursday, saying his 'hateful and enraged' adversaries 'are destroying this country' and 'won't come close' to winning.
Mark Zuckerberg says he does NOT agree with calls for Trump's social media to be shut down because 'people should decide what is credible' and it's not a tech company's job to censor politicians
In an interview with 'The Daily Briefing,' Zuckerberg shared his stance in opposition to calls from politicians - most notably Kamala Harris - demanding that Trump's account be shut down.
Designer Donald! President Trump enthusiastically tours new Louis Vuitton workshop that will employ 500 in Texas flanked by his chic daughter Ivanka (who showed up clutching a Chanel bag)
President Donald Trump has toured a new Louis Vuitton leather workshop in Texas with his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner in tow.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Shooting off for the weekend! Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle leave her New York City apartment with archery gear before heading off for a romantic hunting trip
Don Jr., 41, and Kimberly, 50, were seen leaving her apartment on Thursday afternoon with luggage and archery equipment.
Two American businessmen plead not guilty to conspiring with Rudy Giuliani associates to make illegal campaign contributions
David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin are among four men charged with using straw donors to make illegal contributions to politicians they thought could help their political and business interests.
Rick Perry QUITS as Energy Secretary 24 hours after revealing Donald Trump told him to talk to Rudy Giuliani about 'corruption' in Ukraine
Rick Perry informed Donald Trump that he will be stepping down from his post as Energy secretary. He sent a written notification to the president as Trump was traveling on Thursday.
John Bolton launches ferocious attack on Donald Trump's North Korea policy slamming 'friendly notes and photo ops' amid mounting speculation former national security advisor will be called to impeachment probe
John Bolton ripped apart Donald Trump's efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula as ineffective, claiming it will get worse with time. 'North Korea isn't our friend and never will be,' Bolton said.
Blind luck or insider trading? Stock markets stunned by 'hanky panky' as perfectly timed trades net BILLIONS from Trump's China trade moves and Iran's attacks on Saudi Arabia
Traders have earned millions with late-in-the-day trades shortly before key market-moving events, including comments by President Trump about the China trade war.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defends his company's refusal to 'fact-check' Trump's campaign ads and admits he considered BANNING political ads from the social network
Mark Zuckerberg's remarks came during an address on Thursday at Georgetown University, which he described as 'an unfiltered take' of his views on free expression and censorship.
'So much win!' Trump takes victory lap in Texas with fundraiser and rally after Turkey ceasefire as aides boast tapping America's 'most reliable ATM for Republican candidates'
'So much win. We can walk and chew gum at the same time,' a White House aide said as Trump promoted a Turkey ceasefire in Syria and rallied the faithful in Texas.
White House chief of staff desperately scrambles to DENY he said Donald Trump linked Ukraine aid to investigating the 'DNC server' despite saying: 'We do it all the time. Get over it.'
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said $390m in aid to Ukraine was held up to push the country to investigate a Democratic server - then denied he had said it.
Putting her most stylish foot forward! Ivanka Trump channels Grace Kelly with a chic new 'do as she and Jared tour new Louis Vuitton workshop in Texas with her father
Ivanka, 37, was seen leaving her Washington, D.C. home at 9 a.m. on Thursday sporting old Hollywood-inspired finger waves.
Mitch McConnell steps up Republican rebellion over Syria saying he wants 'something STRONGER' than the House resolution condemning Donald Trump's pullout that 129 GOP representatives voted for
Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he wants 'something even stronger' in the Senate than the House's resolution formally opposing Donald Trump's troop withdrawal from northern Syria last week.
'I think I was excusing myself from the room,' Nancy Pelosi says of THAT photo Donald Trump tweeted from their fiery White House meeting - and hints she wants the audio leaked next
Nancy Pelosi said she was excusing herself from the room in the photo of her standing up to Donald Trump that the president tweeted in the wake of their fiery White House show-down over Syria.
Anthony Weiner strolls in the New York rain as Trump asks 'what has happened' to investigation into Hillary Clinton emails found on his electronic devices
The former Democratic congressman, 55, took to the streets of the East Village on Wednesday in a navy blue raincoat and cream-colored pants as he sheltered from the rain under a black umbrella.
Two jets were scrambled to blow up the storage bunker, located at the Lafarge Cement Factory between Kobanî and Ain Issa, amid fears the weapons could fall into the hands of armed groups.
Donald Trump told Rick Perry to talk with personal attorney Rudy Giuliani about Ukrainian 'corruption,' Energy Secretary reveals, but says he never heard anyone mention the Bidens
Rick Perry said in an interview published Thursday that he was directed by Donald Trump to approach Rudy Giuliani to address the president's concerns about corruption in Ukraine.
Trump's man in Europe gets $1m house upgrade: Gordon Sondland oversees taxpayer-funded refurbishment of Brussels home including $400k on two kitchens, $82k on a bathroom and $95k on an outdoor 'living pod'
Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, allegedly wanted to change his Brussels residence shortly after arriving in June last year, before requesting a long list of improvements.
Top immigration official Ken Cuccinelli doubles the estimate of illegal immigrants in the US from 11 million to 22 MILLION, after reviewing MIT study
US President Donald Trump's top immigration spokesman (Ken Cuccinelli, left) suggested the amount of illegal immigrants in the country could be double the most cited previous estimates.
Donald Trump's tough guy letter to Erdogan is mocked for being so 'embarrassingly' simplistic people didn't think it was real
In the letter, which was written on October 9 as Erdogan's forces prepared to cross into Syria, Trump urges Turkey's hardman president to 'not be a fool'.
'I am here to tell the truth.' Donald Trump's EU ambassador tells impeachment probe president ordered him to run Ukraine policy through Rudy Giuliani - but he did not know about demand to investigate the Bidens
U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland will testify on Capitol Hill Thursday as it was revealed he mentioned a Ukrainian gas company with ties to Hunter Biden in meeting with Ukrainians.
Turkey's Erdogan threw Trump's 'don't be a fool' letter in the trash and considered it 'the final straw' before launching his offensive in Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 'thoroughly rejected' Donald Trump's letter, dated October 9, and promptly threw it in the bin, officials have revealed.
Nancy Pelosi thumbs her nose at Trump by making photo of their fiery Syria confrontation her Twitter cover image after he claimed she suffered a 'meltdown' and stormed out - as Democrats praise her for standing up to the President
Donald Trump tweeted a photo of Pelosi standing up and pointing her finger during an argument over Syria at the White House, calling it a meltdown - but the Speaker quickly seized on it as a positive.
President Trump accuses the Democrats of being hypocrites for opposing his withdrawal of troops from Syria in late-night Twitter tantrum
President Trump ended up venting his frustration on Twitter in late-night tweets. It came at the end of a bruising day with many normally loyal Republicans crossing party lines over the issue of Syria.
Gallup poll shows 52 percent of Americans support the impeachment and removal of Donald Trump from the presidency - the highest its been since Nixon stepped down in 1974
The last time support for the impeachment and removal of a president was so high was August 1974, under President Nixon. Nixon stepped down as president four days later.
Donald Trump Jr. blasts Hunter Biden for riding his father's political coattails as early as the 1990s and claims his entire career has been 'dependent' on the former vice president
The Wharton School legacy appeared on 'Hannity' Wednesday to slam Hunter Biden for having benefited from his father's political positions as early as the 1990s.
US ambassador to EU had 'private meeting with top Ukrainian officials at the White House where he was overheard talking about gas firm linked to Hunter Biden'
Gordon Sondland is scheduled to be interviewed on Thursday behind closed doors by House lawmakers as part of an impeachment inquiry.
Inside Trump's White House 'meltdown': How Pelosi's Putin quip during Syria meeting set off the president to mock the 'third rate' Speaker, slam Jim Mattis as the 'world's most overrated general' and tell her he 'would see her at the polls'
It was a White House meeting on Syria policy that quickly turned explosive on Wednesday when President Donald Trump called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a 'third-grade' politician.
Newly uncovered tax documents show Trump 'kept two sets of books for his buildings in New York City - one for lenders and another for inspectors - and may have committed financial fraud'
Newly uncovered tax documents from President Donald Trump reveal 'inconsistencies' that could point to financial fraud. ProPublica reviewed documents that saw some fudging of the numbers.
'That translator is all of us': Social media is VERY amused by Italian translator's bemused reaction to Donald Trump after he said US has a shared history with Italy dating back to ANCIENT Rome (but is it as daft as it sounds?)
Donald Trump gave a lengthy and wide-ranging joint press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the White House on Wednesday.
'Don't be a tough guy, don't be a fool!' Revealed: Donald Trump's extraordinary letter to Turkey's president after Syria invasion
Trump tried to cajole Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Turkish counterpart, into negotiating with Syrian Kurds instead of invading, an extraordinary letter released by the White House reveals.
What courage Harry Dunn's parents had to stand up to Mr Big's stunt, says BEL MOONEY after they turned down Trump's suggestion that they meet the US spy's wife who killed their son
It was a classic reality TV trick. You know the sort of thing - the smiling programme host comes over all warm and sympathetic before ambushing the sorrowing guest with a bombshell.
Fresh complaints against BBC's Naga Munchetty not upheld after Ex-MP Harvey Proctor stormed out during fractious interview about police's bungled 'Nick the Fantasist' probe
Mr Proctor stormed out of the interview on October 5 saying he was being prevented from speaking. He was being asked about his experience being caught up in a flawed Metropolitan Police probe.
Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi walks out on Donald Trump at White House Syria summit - saying 'pray for his health' because he's 'not relating to reality' - as he accuses her of 'unhinged meltdown'
Democratic congressional leaders walked out of a White House meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday after they claimed he had a 'meltdown' and insulted Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Republicans rebel over Syria: Lindsey Graham threatens to be Trump's 'worst nightmare' for 'slaughter of Kurds' and House votes overwhelmingly to rebuke president - who slams Kurdish allies as 'no angels' and invites RUSSIA to intervene
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina vowed to be President Trump's 'nightmare,' as the House overwhelmingly voted to oppose the president's new Syria policy.
'Mr. President, release your tax returns or SHUT UP!' Joe Biden unveils new message as he fights back against Donald Trump's accusations of corruption in Ukraine
Joe Biden took another hit at Donald Trump Wednesday, demanding he 'shut up' until he releases his tax returns and proves he has no conflicts of interest.
REVEALED: Lebron James 'grilled NBA boss Adam Silver during closed-door meeting on possible punishments for Rockets GM over Hong Kong tweet' - and now the Lakers star is being accused by Ted Cruz of 'embracing Chinese government propaganda'
During a closed-door meeting in China last week, LeBron James pressured NBA commissioner Adam Silver to punish Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey for his support for Hong Kong.
'It goes right up to President Obama': Donald Trump rages against 2016 'election corruption' and puts the blame on his predecessor
Donald Trump accused Barack Obama of interfering in the 2016 election. 'There was a lot of corruption. Maybe it goes right up to President Obama. I happen to think it does,' he said
Rudy Giuliani faces more claims of interfering in foreign policy: Personal attorney repeatedly urged Donald Trump to kick out a Turkish cleric Erdogan blamed for an alleged coup attempt - at same time as representing Turkish-Iranian businessman
Rudy Giuliani may have pursued another instance of shadow diplomacy by urging Donald Trump in 2017 to hand over Turkish cleric living in exile in the U.S. to the Turkish government.
'Let me come home Mr Trump, I'm a patriot': Hollywood actor Michael Enright who spent two years fighting ISIS in Syria pleads with US President to be allowed home
Michael Enright, 55, a British-born actor who has starred alongside Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise, is holed up in Belize after he was refused entry to his home in the United States after fighting ISIS in Syria.
Now Pentagon joins White House's defiance on Democrats' impeachment subpoenas saying it will not hand over documents about military aid for Ukraine at center of probe
Pentagon joined the list of those defying a subpoena from Democrats as part of their impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump after Defense Secretary Mark Esper indicated cooperation.
Joe Biden calls Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani 'thugs' as he defends his son Hunter's business dealings at 2020 debate
Vice President Joe Biden branded Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his associates 'thugs' at Tuesday night's Democratic debate.
Twitter users will be blocked from liking, retweeting or sharing tweets written by world leaders if the posts violate rules - amid pressure to censor Trump
The social media giant today confirmed it will keep an offending tweet on the site if it is deemed 'newsworthy', but apply a label to it and halt it from being spread further.
Donald Trump claims 'there is NO WAY' any Democrat in Ohio debate could win the White House as he blasts 'illegal & absurd Impeachment' and predicts stock market crash if he loses
Donald Trump slammed the Democratic presidential candidates, arguing there was 'NO WAY' any of them could win the Oval Office and predicted the stock market would crash if one did.
Erdogan MOCKS Trump, saying he 'can't keep track' of the President's tweets about Turkey's Syria invasion after dismissing US economic sanctions as nothing to worry about
Turkish President Erdogan mocked Donald Trump's ever-shifting position over Syria on Wednesday, saying he can 'no longer follow' his US counterpart's line of argument on Twitter.
Donald Trump Jr attacks Anderson Cooper's handling of Democratic debate after host said the president's claims against Joe and Hunter Biden were 'false'
The anchor prefaced a question to Biden during last night's Democrat debate in Ohio, by saying that there was 'no evidence of wrongdoing' by either Joe or Hunter Biden.
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard comes out on top in Drudge poll but pundits claim Elizabeth Warren as the frontrunner of the race and Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg the winners of the debate
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard won Tuesday's Democratic Debate according to a Drudge poll with a 39.44 percent vote, but pundits say Sen. Elizabeth Warren ascended to frontrunner status in the face-off.
Nicole Kidman juggles Goyard and Prada bags as Gretchen Carlson as she, Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron transform in new promo shots for Bombshell
Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie are gearing up for big Christmas release for their film Bombshell. Kidman and Theron transform into Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, respectively, in more promotional shots and the film's poster, released on Tuesday.
I'm not a Russian asset! Tulsi Gabbard makes bizarre boast during 2020 debate as she accuses U.S. of trying to fight 'regime change wars' in the Middle East
Gabbard, 38, a Hawaii congresswoman, lashed out at claims she is valued by Putin and claimed that the U.S. had been trying to overthrow Assad, who she met in 2017, leading to the current Syrian bloodshed.
Bernie Sanders makes comeback at 2020 debate from heart attack by laughing about taking medical marijuana - then gets jolt to campaign endorsement from AOC's squad
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse Bernie Sanders at a rally in Queens, New York on Saturday and other members of the 'squad' could follow suit.
Bernie Sanders says 'I'm healthy, I'm feeling great' as he joins 2020 debate after heart attack - and jokes about his support for medical marijuana saying: 'I'm not on it tonight!'
Bernie Sanders returned to the debate stage Tuesday night - just a little over two weeks after suffering a heart attack - hoping to deflect the message away from impeaching Donald Trump.
'We're not here to call bluffs. We're here to find the truth': Nancy Pelosi says she will NOT hold an immediate House vote on impeachment
Nancy Pelosi has said no to a full House vote on the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump - at least for now, sparing vulnerable lawmakers from having to take a a public position on a politically tough issue.
The insanity of Trump's surrender in Syria: On the left hand side of the road, US troops pull out of their base near the Turkish border ... on the right Assad's forces - and their Russian allies - gleefully move in
LARISA BROWN: The US Army is abandoning its protection of the Syrian Kurds who led the war against the jihadis. The Kurds have now had to turn to the Syrian regime and its Russian allies.
Mitch McConnell rebukes Donald Trump over Turkish invasion of Kurdish-held Syria, warning troop pullout leaves Israel 'wide open to Iran' and saying intervention does NOT make the U.S. 'world's policeman'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took on President Trump's contention that having forces remain in Syria was akin to being the 'world's policeman' and criticized the president's moves.
Mike Pence and Rudy Giuliani defy Democrats' impeachment subpoenas with VP calling inquiry 'illegitimate' and former mayor splitting from his own attorney
The president's personal attorney and then the vice president refused to hand over documents to the Democrats' impeachment inquiry, potentially giving evidence they are obstructing justice.
CNN whistleblower says it is an 'unwritten rule that you're 'not welcome if you support Trump' in second part of 'expose' which the president has threatened to sue over
Cary Poarch gave an interview to Project Veritas along with secretly recorded video tapes from inside CNN's Washington bureau which attracted the ire of the president on Monday.
Donald Trump lashes out as another official arrives to testify to impeachment probe, calling it a 'charade' and claiming he does not know 'most' of the witnesses drawn from top ranks of government
Donald Trump lashed out at the impeachment inquiry against him as George Kent, a career diplomat, prepared to testify behind closed doors to lawmakers investigating the president.
Charlize Theron is the spitting image of Megyn Kelly as she and Nicole Kidman battle Fox News in brand new Bombshell trailer
The film follows the sexual misconduct scandals surrounding late Fox News founder Roger Ailes and sees Kidman transform into anchor Gretchen Carlson. Kidman plays Megyn Kelly.
Donald Trump's ambassador to European Union will testify that president told him Rudy Giuliani had to approve him meeting Ukraine's president Zelensky - and two more senior diplomats are poised to talk this week
Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the EU, will testify this week that President Trump told him it was up to Rudy Giuliani to approve a meeting between Trump and Ukraine's president.
Senator Kamala Harris claimed President Trump has already admitted to the necessary 'high crimes and misdemeanors' outlined in the Constitution to see him removed from office.
Trump 'threatens lawsuit' after CNN satellite technician-turned-whistleblower claimed network is 'obsessed' with the president and Jeff Zucker has 'personal vendetta' against him as he shares secret tapes of staffers complaining about it
A former CNN technician sensationally claimed the network's president, Jeff Zucker, operated on a deeply-embedded bias and was determined to bring down the Trump administration.
Over to you: US troops leaving their Kurdish allies drive past Syrian soldiers going the other way to defend them from Turkish invasion
American troops ordered to withdraw from their positions around the Kurdish-held city of Kobane on Monday were filmed driving past Syrian government troops going the other way.
Ronan Farrow says National Enquirer 'intermediaries' sent him messages 'aggressively soliciting d**k pics' and tried to implicate him in a 'Brazilian sex romp' to discredit his Trump reporting
Ronan Farrow writes that the National Enquirer began to target him, citing a story about his pedophile uncle who is in prison for molesting two boys for close to a decade as an example.
Rudy Giuliani's arrested associate met Donald Trump BEFORE he even began his campaign, new photograph shows - and was at invite-only election night celebration
Trump said he isn't familiar with two businessmen who were arrested last week in connection to the Ukraine scandal, but it was revealed Monday that he met one of them before he began campaigning.
'Everyone hates writing about Trump every day': CNN satellite technician turned whistleblower claims network is 'obsessed' with Trump and Jeff Zucker has 'personal vendetta' against him as he shares secret tapes of staffers complaining about it
Cary Poarch gave an interview to Project Veritas along with secretly recorded video tapes from inside CNN's Washington bureau which he says proves his claim that the company is biased.
Trump demands immediate Syria CEASEFIRE from Turkey after threatening sanctions on Erdogan who is holding 50 U.S. nuclear bombs hostage - and says Kurds are Assad's problem so anyone including 'Napoleon' is welcome to protect them
Donald Trump phoned Recep Tayyip Erdogan and demanded an immediate end to Turkey's invasion of northern Syria, vice president Mike Pence claimed.
Mark Zuckerberg has been holding secret meetings with conservative pundits after Trump threatened to sue Facebook because he 'is concerned the Justice Department, under Bill Barr, will bring an enforcement action to break up the company'
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg met with conservatives journalists for secret talks after President Donald Trump threatened to sue and break up the social media platform.
Donald Trump's bid to hire Trey Gowdy as his defense lawyer appears dead amid claims president was never enthusiastic about anti-impeachment move in first place
Donald Trump's attempt to bring Trey Gowdy on board to lead his impeachment defense appears to be dead in the water after being stymied by lobbying regulations and intra-staff bickering.
'This video isn't a joke to his followers': Comedian Kathy Griffin slams Trump murder spree parody clip where she's beheaded - a reference to her infamous photo posing with Donald Trump's severed head
Comedian Kathy Griffin has slammed the Trumpsman parody video that shows him on a killing spree and depicts her getting beheaded by CNN.
Donald Trump should go to PRISON according to majority of Democrats in early voting primary states as just 1 in 6 don't want the president impeached
The majority of Democrats in early voting states want to see Trump in prison. In Iowa 53% of respondent want Trump imprisoned, and another 50% in New Hampshire. In South Carolina, 54% agreed.
'Did Schiff tell him to do that?' Donald Trump claims Democrats coached Ukraine call whistle-blower to get details 'sooo wrong' and says he should be NAMED and forced to testify
Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of coaching the whistle-blower to get the details of his call with the Ukrainian president wrong and again demands the identity of the person to be revealed.
Ted Cruz breaks ranks with Donald Trump saying president's call for China to investigate the Bidens was 'NOT' appropriate and says he'd like Rudy Giuliani to testify
Cruz was asked on CBS Face the Nation if Trump should have said China should probe the Biden and said: 'It's not the business of foreign countries to be interfering in our elections.'
Donald Trump Jr. condemns 'disgusting and graphic violence' in spoof mass-shooting video played to supporters at conference where he spoke - but insists he hasn't watched the mashup meme
Donald Trump Jr. condemns a 'disgusting and graphic' spoof video depicting President Trump shooting his political rivals, a spokesperson for the president's son told DailyMail.com on Monday.
Donald Trump 'strongly condemns this video' says press secretary after graphic spoof mass shooting video of him massacring 'the fake news,' Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama is shown to supporters at his resort
Donald Trump 'strongly condemns' a violent video that showed him massacring a group of journalists and political opponents inside a 'church of fake news,' according to his spokesperson
PIERS MORGAN: Congratulations, Mr President - the real winners from your dumb and dangerous betrayal of the heroic Kurds are Iran, Russia and ISIS!
For President Trump to now throw the Kurds to the Turkish wolves is an unforgivable act of treachery that may have very serious ramifications for the security of the United States.
Hunter Biden breaks his silence and agrees to no-holds-barred TV interview about scandal engulfing his father as Donald Trump scoffs he'll be asked 'only softball questions'
Hunter Biden will appear on ABC's 'Good Morning America' Tuesday in an interview where 'no questions were off limits' as Donald Trump tweets he'll be asked 'only softball questions.'
Joe Biden calls for a constitutional amendment to publicly finance elections as he unveils ethics plan to 'ensure no future president can ever abuse the office for personal gain'
The ban on private dollars, reminiscent of Biden's first days as a Senator nearly 50 years ago, comes as he has been lambasted by Democrat rivals for his leaning on lucrative fundraising events.