Vanity Fair got its hands on Donald Trump’s pre-nuptial agreement with ex-wife Marla Maples.
Among the revelations:
Trump agreed to pay Maples only $1 million if they separated within five years, plus another $1 million to buy a house. Trump also would stop making $100,000 child support payments for [daughter] Tiffany when she turned 21. The agreement states that Trump’s payments would cease earlier if Tiffany got a full-time job, enlisted in the military, or joined the Peace Corps.
They ended up separating after four years.
House Democrats are proposing a $4,500 pay hike for members of Congress, Politico reports.
House and Senate members have made $174,000 a year since 2009.
A Donald Trump supporter stabbed the Trump baby balloon flown by protesters in London, and was arrested.
The balloon apparently suffered only minor wounds.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says Paul Manafort “is going to be treated— as much as humanly possible— like any other inmate,” the New York Times reports. Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, is reportedly set to be moved to New York’s Rikers Island ahead of his trial on state fraud charges.
Business Insider reports that Joe Biden’s climate change plan appears to have lifted multiple sentences directly from outside sources.
The campaign says citations were left out inadvertently.
Biden has been dogged with plagiarism accusations before, which helped derail his first presidential campaign back in 1988.
House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff called Attorney General William Barr the “second most dangerous man in the country.”
“We find ourselves, I think, for the first time with an attorney general who really is the president’s defense lawyer and spokesperson who’s quite good at it and has the veneer of respectability to camouflage what he’s doing,” Schiff said Tuesday at a Council on Foreign Relations event, the Hill reported. “He is not the sophist that [presidential lawyer Rudy] Giuliani is, he’s much more dangerous, and I think he’s the second-most-dangerous man in the country,”
Former Vice President Joe Biden is asking bundlers to raise up to $100,000 to become members of his national finance committee, CNBC reports. The four tiers of fundraisers list on an invite obtained by the network:
- The “Advocate” group requires members to raise $25,000 by June 30.
- The “Protector” group is required to bring in $50,000 in 2019.
- A “Unifier” must rake in $100,000 this year.
- A “Power Raiser” must acquire 10 unique contributions of $100 or more each month. Each of these donations “must be from a different, new-to-you donor,” according to the invitation.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said there is “not much support” among Republicans for the tariffs Donald Trump has announced against Mexico, the New York Times reports.
Donald Trump may be preparing to declare another national emergency in order to impose his threatened tariffs on Mexico. Senator Tim Scott told CNN that was the plan after administration officials briefed Republican senators at a lunch Tuesday. Previously, Trump declared a national emergency to get money for a border wall, and then vetoed legislation passed by both the House and Senate that would have stopped him.
White House counsel Pat Cipollone sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee explaining the White House order to ex-staffers Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson not to turn over subpoenaed documents, CNN reports.
Rep. Jamie Raskin said the refusal adds more fuel for impeachment.
Senator Bernie Sanders is weighing in on BuzzFeed’s reluctance to recognize its employees’ union.
Donald Trump tweets about Monday’s ruling rejecting a Congressional attempt to block him from using an emergency declaration to spend money to build a border wall without lawmakers’ approval.
Piers Morgan is teasing an interview with Donald Trump that will air tomorrow morning, saying it got “feisty” and people including the Queen and the family of John McCain should tune in.
Washington governor and presidential candidate Jay Inslee sent a letter to Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez urging him to hold a debate focused on the climate crisis, the Daily Beast reports.
“The Democratic Party’s response to climate change cannot only be a few quick questions in the first debates where, in 60 seconds, candidates merely agree that this issue is important, and move on,” he wrote. “We need a full debate to really wrestle with who has the best plans to defeat this existential crisis, who has demonstrated the commitment it will take to get this job done, and who understands the scale of ambition necessary to see this mission through to completion.”
New York’s state assembly plans to pass a bill to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses, NY1 reports.
Senator Mitt Romney predicts threatened tariffs on Mexican imports will never be carried out, per HuffPost.