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Report: Donald Trump trading international donations for influence

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — The presidential campaign of Republican nominee Donald Trump is facing an international fundraising scandal after an investigation revealed key supporters were prepared to exchange illicit donations in return for White House influence if the billionaire real estate mogul is elected in next month’s general election.

This according to an investigation conducted by The Telegraph.

Senior officials in the Great America PAC, one of the leading independent groups organizing advertisements and grassroots support for the nominee, sought to funnel $2 million from a Chinese donor into Trump’s campaign, despite laws prohibiting foreign support for presidential candidates, the investigation contends. In return, reporters who were posing as undercover representatives of the illicit donor were promised influence if Trump were elected, it said.

The reporters approached specific pro-Trump and pro-Clinton fundraisers and groups after receiving information that individuals were involved in hiding foreign donations. Clinton’s camp did not initially respond to the solicitation, the report said. However, earlier this month, an undercover reporter spoke by telephone to Eric Beach, co-chairman of the pro-Trump Great America PAC, which has the backing of Rudy Giuliani, one of Mr Trump’s most senior advisers, as well as the billionaire’s son Eric.

The reporter told Beach a Chinese client wished to donate to the Trump cause. Beach appeared interested in hearing more about the offer, however, he also raised concerns about the donor’s nationality, saying he would need to know the donor’s identity, the report said.

According to the report, he suggested the donation could be put through a social welfare organization called a 501(c)(4) – or C4 – , which unlike a PAC is not subject to a blanket ban on receiving foreign money, and not required to name donors. He stressed in an email that “any path we recommend is legal.”

Last week, Beach, confirmed to the reporters at an event in Las Vegas that their client’s support would be “remembered” if Trump became president, the report added.

Trump himself once labeled PACs, or political action committees, as a “disaster” that have “total control of the candidates,” and has spent much time criticizing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for relying on the help of outside groups. During a speech last week in Colorado, Trump ridiculed Clinton for her international donors, who he said, “control her every move.”

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Missing Hindu woman found mutilated in Pakistan

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The mutilated body of a Hindu woman was found in a field in southeastern Pakistan. Police say 40 year old Daya Bheel was murdered in the latest suspected attack against minorities in the Muslim-majority country. Authorities say they have arrested some suspects but have not determined a motive.

The Khosla family has donated nearly 2 million dollars to the Nudge Institute to help fight poverty. The philanthropists have donated millions of dollars for many other causes.

And disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-fried pleaded not guilty to eight different counts of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy before a U.S. federal court in the Southern District of New York. U.S. prosecutors allege that under Bankman-Fried’s direction, FTX, once considered one of the largest and most-trusted cryptocurrency exchanges, transferred billions in customer assets to his trading firm, Alameda Research. If convicted of these charges, Bankman-Fried faces up to 115 years in prison.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Christmas crash kills Indian American toddler

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Tragic news out of Nevada. Authorities say an Indian American toddler has died in a devastating Christmas day car crash and his mother is in critical condition fighting for her life. Authorities say the accident happened on a busy Las Vegas boulevard and they were returning home from a trip in California.

Anil Beephan is now the first Indian American Republican ever to be elected to the New York State Assembly in Albany. So far only Indian American Democrats have been elected to the state legislature. Beephan will also become the first minority to represent Dutchess County and at 29 years old, he’s the youngest GOP rep in the state legislature. He’s currently in the tech industry and has also worked as a volunteer firefighter.

Vice President Kamala Harris has named Indian American Rajeev Badyal to a key national advisory group, responsible for strategy and recommendations to improve and maintain space policy. Badyal already works for Amazon, helping launch satellites into orbit. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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EXCLUSIVE: Warriors host first-ever Bhangra Night

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The Golden State Warriors first-ever Bhangra Night made its debut during the Warriors-Jazz game at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors say it’s a chance for the team to connect with the Bay Area’s rapidly growing South Asian community and fan base. Only Diya TV was on hand to capture the festivities. This change from the annual Bollywood night was supposed to take place in 2020 but was postponed because of the pandemic.

A federal jury in San Francisco has convicted Sivannarayana Barama of insider trading. Authorities say he used the quarterly financial performance of Palo Alto Networks before that information was released to the public and then traded in that company’s stock while that information was still confidential. Barama worked in IT for several Silicon Valley companies.

U.S. Border Patrol caught more than 4000 Indians illegally crossing the Mexico border in October and November. That’s more than double compared to the same time frame last year. An Indian man recently died climbing a border wall in Texas. The Biden administration is struggling to contain a surge of illegal immigration at the southern border.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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