By Zeke J Miller
August 25, 2016

If you only read one thing: Donald Trump’s continued confusion about his revised immigration plan has supporters and opponents alike puzzled about what he truly intends to do. In the last 48 hours, Trump has provided contradictory policies—from opposing “amnesty” to calling for those in the U.S. illegally to pay back taxes and that he’d “work with them” to stay. Trump’s shift comes after he ran to the right of his rivals on immigration in the GOP, attacking them for shifting because of poll numbers. Now he appears to be doing the same thing.

Hillary Clinton will seek to cast Trump as an enabler of the alt-right and “very much peddling bigotry, and prejudice, and paranoia” in a speech Thursday. Her comments come after Trump called her a “bigot” Wednesday. Meanwhile, she continues her defense on the Clinton Foundation, claiming the organization subjected itself to unprecedented transparency while she was at the State Department. But it was only unprecedented because so large a potential conflict of interest had never before existed, and despite their efforts, the foundation was found to have violated its agreement with the Obama Administration on at least one occasion.

Bernie Sanders’ campaign troubles continue. Clinton’s answer to why she hasn’t held a press conference. And what Donald Trump knew about undocumented workers at Trump Tower.

Here are your must reads:

Must Reads

What Donald Trump Knew About Undocumented Workers at His Signature Tower
He has long denied knowingly using undocumented workers to demolish the building that would be replaced with Trump Tower, TIME’s Massimo Calabresi investigates

The Benefits of Friendship With Hillary Clinton
TIME’s Sam Frizell on the latest cloud over Clinton

Welcome to the Trump-Clinton Conspiracy Election
Both sides look to cast blame [Associated Press]

Trump Adds to Confusion on Immigrants: No Citizenship, but ‘We Work With Them’
Critics say GOP nominee adopting amnesty policy he blasted during primaries [Wall Street Journal]

Trump ‘Softening’ on Immigration? Many of His Supporters Don’t Seem to Mind.
Trump seems to get a pass on his flip-flop [Washington Post]

Sound Off

“I have been asked many, many questions in the past year about emails and what I have learned is that when I try to explain what happened, it can sound like I am trying to excuse what I did. And there are no excuses. I want people to know that the decision to have a single email account was mine. I take responsibility for it. I apologize for it. I would certainly do differently if I could.” — Clinton to CNN Wednesday night

“Well I’m talking to you right now” — Clinton to CNN when asked why she hasn’t held a press conference since last year

Bits and Bites

 

Donald Trump Asked Florida Governor to Appoint Attorney to Bench, Emails Show [Associated Press]

Meet the Super PAC Airing an Ad in Florida Every 15 Minutes [Center for Public Integrity]

Bernie Sanders’s New Political Group Is Met by Staff Revolt [New York Times]

The Senator’s Daughter Who Raised Prices on the EpiPen [Bloomberg]

Debate Commission faces new challenge in selecting moderators [CNN]

How many votes will Trump give up by not running a professional campaign? A lot. [Washington Post]

Trump: ‘Hillary Clinton Is a Bigot’ [NBC]

Chaffetz to Trump: Release your tax returns [Politico]

Write to Zeke J Miller at zeke.miller@time.com.

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