New Book Claims Alleged Fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried Considered Paying Trump $5 Billion to Halt Presidential Run
Democratic megadonor Sam Bankman-Fried considered paying former President Donald Trump not to run for reelection in 2020, according to a new book. Bankman-Fried's associates reportedly established a covert communication line with Trump's camp and found he could potentially be swayed for $5 billion. Bankman-Fried also planned to contribute millions to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to defeat "Trumpier" candidates. Bankman-Fried is currently facing charges of fraud and embezzlement.