Elliot Broidy, a longtime GOP fundraiser and former Republican National Committee (RNC) official, is reportedly under investigation for allegedly offering Trump administration actions for tens of millions of dollars, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Sources familiar with the investigation told The Post that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is examining a plan allegedly created by Broidy to try and convince Trump officials to extradite a Chinese dissident.
Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), the vice chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, announced Friday he would introduce an amendment curtailing the president’s ability to revoke security clearances from his critics.
“I will be introducing an amendment next week to block the President from punishing and intimidating his critics by arbitrarily revoking security clearances. Stay tuned,” he tweeted Friday evening.
Prince's idea, which first surfaced last year during the president's Afghanistan strategy review, envisions replacing troops with private military contractors who would work for a special U.S. envoy for the war who would report directly to the president.
A common suspicion ran through the conversations -- that the tariffs are just a small part of Trump’s plan to prevent China from overtaking the U.S. as the world’s largest economy. Several people expressed concern that the two nations may be heading into a long struggle for global dominance that recalls the last century’s rivalry between the U.S. and Soviet Union.