The Latest: Another DNC official resigns in hacking fallout

From The Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):

3:30 p.m.

Another top official has left the Democratic National Committee in the wake of an email hack last month that revealed embarrassing messages.

Jordan Kaplan, the party’s national finance director for more than three years, stepped down, becoming the scandal’s fifth casualty. The first to go was DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Kaplan’s resignation email, obtained by The Associated Press, makes no mention of the leaked emails. He says he is returning to consulting and in that capacity will continue to manage party fundraisers featuring the Obamas. Kaplan is a longtime Obama supporter, having first worked for him years ago during Obama’s Illinois Senate campaign.

Among the emails published by WikiLeaks–and potentially hacked by Russian operatives, according to the White House–were messages in which DNC finance team members disparaged specific party donors.

2:15 p.m.

Donald Trump has left Louisiana after spending more than three hours touring communities devastated by the recent flooding.

The GOP nominee visited water-ravaged neighborhoods, where debris piled up in front lawns and on curbs as people continued to muck out their homes.

During the visit, Trump met with first responders who conducted rescues in the flooding even as their own homes were damaged. And he spoke with volunteers at a church that was helping nearby residents with cleanup.

Area residents cheered Trump’s visit, lining up along streets to get a glimpse and thanking him for shining a national spotlight on the destruction.

1:55 p.m.

Donald Trump struck a somber tone as he toured the flood damage in Louisiana – …

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