“In many respects Trump is not considered a Republican — he is his brand, an almost iconic figure of Rockefellerian proportions,” Mr. Nojay wrote in October in a three-page memo, “2014 NY Governor Race Analysis,” which he sent to a small group of party members, including Edward F. Cox, the state’s party chairman and a son-in-law of President Richard M. Nixon.
From Russia With Trump: A Political Conflict Zone, by Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Patrick Reevell
Donald Trump and his children have for years promoted themselves and their real estate opportunities in Russia and other former Soviet states, and ethics experts say if he is elected President the get-tough U.S. sanctions against Russia could be in direct conflict with his business interests.
Trump eyes Putin for his post-election transition plans, by Steve Benen
The Republican nominee nevertheless believes, if he’s elected, the appropriate move would be to incorporate Vladimir Putin into Trump’s presidential transition plans, effectively rewarding the Russian leader for suspected crimes against the American political process.
Donald Trump Says He Might Meet With Putin Before Inauguration, by Maggie Haberman
Donald J. Trump on Saturday in Portsmouth, N.H. In a radio interview on Monday, he said that the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton are too aggressive against President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
Poll: Clinton Won Final Debate; 53% of Republicans Would Accept Election Results, by Hannah Hartig, John Lapinski and Stephanie Psyllos
Hillary Clinton won the third and final debate of the 2016 Presidential Election cycle by a 9-point margin over Donald Trump, according to likely voters who watched or followed coverage of Wednesday's face-off. A 46 percent plurality said Clinton won the debate, while 37 percent said Trump won. Another 17 percent said that neither candidate won the debate. Clinton's final victory over the Republican nominee marks a decisive sweep of all three debates.