Rapid response damage control to this morning’s expose:
The Republican National Committee (RNC) said it cut ties with billionaire Doug Manchester, President Trump’s former nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas, after his “decision to link future contributions to an official action” as his nomination was at a standstill in the Senate.
In a statement to CBS News, the RNC said that “Mr. Manchester’s decision to link future contributions to an official action was totally inappropriate.” The organization has also reportedly returned all of the donations made by his family this year.
The statement by the organization reportedly came after an email exchange between Manchester and RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel back in September, a CBS News investigation published on Monday found.