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The Trump campaign is trying to fundraise off its barrage of scandals

As another trio of Trump scandals dropped Friday afternoon, President Trump's campaign fired off a fundraising email. The subject line: "re: MORE SABOTAGE":

The "sabotage" on Friday included a report from The New York Times that Trump told Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting that he fired FBI Director James Comey to lessen the "pressure" of the Russia investigation; a report from The Washington Post that a White House official has become a "significant person of interest" in the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian election meddling; and a McClatchy report that investigators are looking into whether White House officials have "engaged in a cover-up" related to the Trump-Russia probe.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Trump had shared highly classified information from Israel with Russian officials, and also that he urged Comey to let go of the FBI's investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Last week, Trump abruptly fired Comey, and the White House struggled for days to conjure a consistent explanation as to why.