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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the Republican Party's presidential nomination.

Based on ABC News’ analysis of pledged delegates won and commitments made by unbound delegates, Trump has enough support to secure the Republican nomination for president. He now has 1,239 total delegates, according to ABC News' estimates of both pledged and superdelegates.

Trump has surpassed the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination. That said, he will not formally become the nominee until delegates cast their votes at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

He reached the magic 1,237 number with more than a half-dozen contests left to go, including California, the most delegate-rich state in the country.

He started being called the presumptive Republican nominee after his closest competitor, Sen. Ted Cruz, suspended his campaign after his loss in the Indiana primary May 3.

Trump became the presumptive nominee the next day when his last competitor, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, dropped out.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort offered some insight into how the presumptive Republican nominee might pick his campaign partner.

Manafort said that selecting a woman or minority, which some have suggested as a way for Trump to strengthen ties to those voting groups, probably won't happen.

"In fact, that would be viewed as pandering, I think," Manafort said.

Trump has tried to appeal openly to those communities throughout the campaign, regularly asserting that he loves women, while his controversial Twitter post on Cinco de Mayo was widely criticized as an attempt at outreach.

Manafort went on to portray the race as Trump’s to lose.

"He's going to win... unless we — meaning people like me — screw it up. This is not a hard race," Manafort told The Huffington Post.

Manafort formally joined Trump's campaign in April as its convention manager, but his role has shifted and grown as it became clear that Trump would be the presumptive nominee.

He has also been known to predict a changed Donald Trump who has not necessarily materialized, at least not immediately.

Manafort said in late-April that Trump would be softening his tone, though there’s little evidence.

In The Huffington Post interview, however, Manafort said Trump has "already started moderating on" his initial proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.

Indeed, after five months of talking about the Muslim ban, Trump said on May 11 the idea was "just a suggestion."

"He operates by starting the conversation at the outer edges and then brings it back towards the middle,” Manafort said. “Within his comfort zone, he'll soften it some more.”

But there’s at least one thing Manafort doesn't see changing: Trump's unwillingness to release his tax returns.

"I will be surprised if he puts them out,” Manafort told The Huffington Post. “I wouldn’t necessarily advise him to. It’s not really an issue for the people we are appealing to.”

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Hillary Clinton email controversy has dogged the former secretary of state for more than a year and has now reached new prominence as the Democratic presidential contender attempts to fight off a challenge by Sen. Bernie Sanders.

On Wednesday, a report released by the State Department’s Office of Inspector General said that Clinton shouldn't have used a private email server to conduct official business and would have not been allowed to do so had she asked. It also found that she violated department policy.

Clinton has not been charged with a crime and her spokesman, Brian Fallon, said the former secretary's email use was in line with former secretaries of state. He also said that political opponents were using the report in a misleading way.

Here are five important takeaways from the report:

This Report is About Rules, Not Laws


The report essentially says that Clinton (and a number of her predecessors) failed to comply with recommended email policy and established practices of record-keeping. In Clinton’s case, the report says she wouldn’t have been allowed to exclusively use a private email account during her tenure had she asked to do so -- which she did not. Furthermore she didn’t turn over all her email before leaving, which she was supposed to do. Questions about any potential crime are expected to be answered upon conclusion of an FBI investigation, which is completely separate. Instead of focusing on whether she should have been using private email, like this investigation did, the FBI is trying to find out if anyone is responsible for mishandling sensitive information.

Contradictory Statements?


If you visit Clinton’s campaign website, you will see talking points about her private email that say no rules were broken. “Was it allowed?” her website asks about her use of private email. “Yes. The laws, regulations, and State Department policy in place during her tenure permitted her to use a non-government email for work,” the answer reads. But Wednesday’s report offered a more nuanced answer. It said that guidelines produced by the State Department during her tenure discouraged the use of private email and identified the risks of doing so, also saying that official State Department email should be used in “most circumstances.” Clinton never used it in any circumstance. The report also says that Clinton should have handed over her official emails after leaving. “Because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act,” the report says.

Lack of Cooperation


Earlier this month Clinton, in response to questions about the FBI probe, Clinton said in an interview with CBS News that she would be willing to cooperate with any investigation. “I think last August I made it clear I'm more than ready to talk to anybody anytime,” Clinton said at the time. But according to this report, that’s not true. The Inspector General’s office says both Clinton and her aides declined to be interviewed for the report. The four other secretaries investigated in the report: Madeline Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and John Kerry, all participated in interviews.

Hacking Attempt


The report revealed that Clinton’s aides were very concerned about actual attempts to hack her email. In previously unseen emails between her email technician and one of her staffers, it’s revealed that they actually shut down her server at one point for fear that it was going to be breached by cyber intruders. On Jan. 9, 2011, the technician "notified the Secretary’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations that he had to shut down the server because he believed 'someone was trying to hack us and while they did not get in i didnt [sic] want to let them have the chance to.'" Later that day, the adviser again wrote to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, “We were attacked again so I shut [the server] down for a few min,” the report said. The next day, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations emailed the Chief of Staff and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning and instructed them not to email the Secretary “anything sensitive” and stated that she could “explain more in person,” the report said. Clinton has maintained that her private email was never successfully hacked.

Clinton Emails We Haven’t Seen


Another major revelation from this report is that the State Department has an undisclosed number of emails in its possession that weren’t released to the public. It turns out roughly 52,000 pages the State Department put online only accounts for the email she could find and turned over. However, the Department has emails it found on its own, but did not release in that massive tranche, the report said. In one previously unseen email between Clinton and her deputy chief of staff, they discuss her use of private email. “In November 2010, Secretary Clinton and her Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations discussed the fact that Secretary Clinton’s emails to Department employees were not being received,” the report reads. “The Deputy Chief of Staff emailed the Secretary that “we should talk about putting you on state email or releasing your email address to the department so you are not going to spam.” In response, the Secretary wrote, “Let’s get separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.”

Asked how many more unseen emails from Clinton the State Department has in its possession, State Department Spokesman Mark Toner said Thursday that he wasn’t sure. He insisted it’s not a large number.
 
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KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World leaders are “concerned” about how a Donald Trump presidency would affect relationships between their countries and the United States, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy said Thursday in Japan.

“I think people are concerned,” Kennedy, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, told ABC News. “What they’re concerned about is the future, and so what does this mean for the American alliance.”

Kennedy, who said she hasn’t followed the presidential campaign closely, pointed to the case of Japan, saying the alliance between the two countries has grown to its strongest point in the past seven decades.

“We’ve seen this alliance go from 70 years, and it’s stronger than it’s ever been and it’s grown that way through Republican and Democratic administrations,” she said. “Obviously, they are concerned when somebody doesn’t seem to understand or value the efforts put into this and really what’s been built over time with the economic relationships, the scientific collaborations, the educational exchanges, cultural ties.”

Asked what her father, former President John F. Kennedy, and uncles -- Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy -- would think about the state of U.S. politics today, the ambassador said her family would have encouraged working in a “constructive way to do what’s best for the American people.”

“They always believed in working across the aisle and understanding people of different countries, different parties, different points of view,” Kennedy, 58, said. “I think that that’s what they would try to be focused on.”

Kennedy, who has served as U.S. ambassador to Japan since 2013, reflected on the president’s upcoming trip to Hiroshima Friday.

“I think what the Japanese people and really the American people are interested in is making sure it never happens again and looking forward,” she said. “We should all take a great deal of pride in the fact our two nations have built this incredible alliance.”

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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(ISE, Japan) — President Obama said world leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump as the likely Republican nominee for the U.S. presidency.

"They are paying very close attention to this election," the president told reporters Wednesday in Japan of his discussions with world leaders. "They are surprised by the Republican nominee. They are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements but they’re rattled by him and for good reason."

Obama said Trump has shown an "ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what it is required to keep America safe and secure and prosperous."

The president made his comments after ending his first day of meetings at the G7 summit.


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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night, Donald Trump admitted that he wasn't sincere when he made glowing comments about Bill and Hillary Clinton prior to his bid for the presidency.

Kimmel asked the presumptive Republican presidential nominee about his once-effusive take on the Clintons, and Trump took the bait, acknowledging his past kind words. "She’s wonderful, the husband, everybody’s wonderful including contributions."

Kimmel interjected and asked, "So you were full of s***?”

Trump's response? "A little bit," he said, laughing.

 

Backstage at #Kimmel - NEW show tonight with @RealDonaldTrump 11:35|10:35c #ABC pic.twitter.com/sM4x8zmO2e

— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) May 26, 2016

 

And while Trump has labeled many of his foes with nicknames during his campaign, he said he won't be anointing Bill Clinton with a nickname. "I don’t want to do anything like that," he said. "I have come up with 'Crooked Hillary,' and you know what’s going on, she’s very crooked."

As for Bernie Sanders, Trump said he would welcome a debate with the Vermont senator. "If I debated him we would have such high ratings,” Trump told Kimmel. "If he paid a sum to charity I would love to do that." He said he "enjoys watching" Sanders duke it out with Clinton. "It's getting nasty. I had no idea it was gonna be so nasty."

Sanders took to Twitter after the show aired on the East Coast, writing, "Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary."

 

Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary.

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 26, 2016

 

And when asked about the Washington Post investigation which speculated that Trump secretly posed as his publicist during a phone conversation using the alias "John Miller," he said, "It didn’t sound like me."

He added, "I’ve used aliases. I would use Barron,” a reference to his 10-year-old son with wife Melania. "I made a very good deal using that name."

During his opening monologue, Kimmel poked fun at Trump's suggestion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “Tonight, those of you watching at home will have the rare opportunity to see Donald Trump on television," Kimmel said. "Trump is here in Hollywood, and I thought this was interesting, he has promised to make Hollywood Boulevard great again, by building a wall around Bill Cosby’s star on the Walk of Fame. And Guillermo is gonna pay for it!”


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ABC News(NEW YORK) — With Hillary Clinton's big edge in the delegate math, rival Bernie Sanders is looking for a victory in California's June 7 primary. Although Clinton formally declined to debate Sanders ahead of the primary, another option surfaced Wednesday night: A potential one-on-one with Donald Trump.

"If I debated him we would have such high ratings,” Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, said of Sanders on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Trump also told Kimmel he would only debate for a price and if the money would go to “some worthy charity."

Sanders quickly responded on Twitter, writing, "Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary."

According to Sanders campaign spokesman Michael Briggs, Sanders is eager to debate the GOP candidate.

"He thinks a debate is very important to California voters," Briggs said.

This comes after Monday's decision by Clinton to decline Fox News' invitation for a California debate. Sanders has been voicing his frustration about this decision on the campaign trail.

"I had also hoped that Secretary Clinton would have kept her word and agreed to engage in a debate," Sanders said this week while campaigning in the Golden State. "And I honestly hope that Secretary Clinton will rethink her decision not to do a debate. But whether she agrees or not we are going to win here in California."

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Stephen J. Cohen/WireImage(SANTA FE, N.M.) -- President Clinton is known for his surprise retail stops along the campaign trail, often surprising patrons who have no clue he is coming.

Wednesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico, President Clinton made a pit stop at an authentic Mexican restaurant just along the Santa Fe plaza. While greeting patrons he came across Bernie Sanders supporter, Josh Brody, 24.

A 30-minute debate ensued as Brody questioned the former president’s record and argued that many federal departments have shrunk as a result of his administration. President Clinton listened intently. Then, Brody accused the president of disinvesting in education.

“I doubled education,” said Clinton. “You have cherry-picked facts which contradict the truth.”

President Clinton was repeatedly egged on by staffers to move on to other tables and encouraged to conclude his conversation with Brody, but like many times before, the president continued to listen and engage with the Sanders supporter.

“If you never have to make a decision, then you can go back to the past and cherry-pick everything [for a] narrative that is blatantly false,” said Clinton. “What you’re saying is false.”

Brody questioned this narrative, saying it sounds like Clinton “did the best job that you could have possibly done from the most progressive standpoint that you could have had.”

Clinton listened attentively and defended his record as he is known to do with those who protest his events. “You have a limited number of choices, and you do what you can to help the largest number of people. It is very hard,” said Clinton, who also tried to ease the tension, telling Brody. “I’m on your side.”

President Clinton has adopted an inclusive platform on the campaign trail, repeatedly stressing that he wants “us to all rise together,” as he said in his campaign speech just a few hours later in Albuquerque.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With his first trip to the Golden State in a few weeks, Donald Trump wasted no time Wednesday digging into the news about Hillary Clinton’s emails.

“She's as crooked as they come, she had a little bad news today [Wednesday] as you know from some reports came down weren't so good,” Trump told the packed crowd.

According to the State Department's inspector general, Clinton and some of her predecessors violated the government's policies on email use and records retention.

The department's investigative office offered the conclusion in a report released on Wednesday to members of Congress and obtained by ABC News.

The report examined the email practices of five U.S. secretaries of state and found that there was "a limited ability to retrieve email records, inaccessibility of electronic files, failure to comply with requirements for departing employees and a general lack of oversight."

Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said that her use of email was consistent with her predecessors and that political opponents were misrepresenting the findings.

As he often does, Trump continued associating Clinton with her now former boss, President Obama.

"Let me tell you something if she wins -- and I hope she doesn't -- but if she wins you better get used to it because you'll have nothing but turmoil and you'll have nothing but four more years of Obama years of Obama and you can't take that.”

In recent weeks, as Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has become more involved in the Clinton campaign, Trump has made her more of a target. The two have often had spats on Twitter.

"I was being hit by everybody. I was being hit by the Republicans. I was being hit by Pocahontas. Pocahontas, Pocahontas that's Elizabeth Warren. I call her goofy. No no Goofy, She gets less done than anybody in the United States senate,” he said.

Trump has used the Pocahontas moniker because of Warren's claims that she has Native American ancestry.

And like Tuesday night in New Mexico, Wednesday's event in California found itself the target of protesters: According to the Anaheim Police Department, 7 adults and 1 juvenile were arrested; the charges are not known yet.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In its first satirical attempt to challenge anti-Muslim bigotry, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, released a one-minute ad Wednesday poking fun at discriminatory interactions many Muslims in the country regularly face. The organization claims that it has developed a “cure” for this in the form of a chewing gum called ISLAMOPHOBIN.

Who, exactly, is the ad aimed at?

“I think the answer is very, very simple. When it comes to irresponsible statements against Muslims, it’s Donald Trump and several of the GOP candidates,” CAIR’s Executive Director Nihad Awad said in an interview with ABC News.

“With the candidacy of Donald Trump, and people like him, we’ve seen a spike in Islamophobia, a spike in incidents and hate crimes, and we’re looking for ways to defend our communities and also for ways to defend American values,” he said.

The ad, he explained, is a way to incorporate humor into an organization that typically issues strong statements of condemnation.

“We believe humor and satire can go a long way,” Awad said, and should help “remind people that your Muslim neighbor is your friend, your Muslim co-worker is your friend.”

A recent Pew projection found that Muslims are projected to become the second-largest religious group in the U.S. (after Christians) by 2040. The American Muslim population will reach 8.1 million people, or 2.1 percent of the total population, by 2050.

The chewing gum – mint green Chiclets – are for sale on Amazon.com for $1.99 (plus a $4.49 shipping fee). CAIR said the proceeds support the group's civil rights and advocacy work.

According to the packaging, the gum is a “multi-symptom relief for chronic Islamophobia” and a “maximum strength formula” to treat blind intolerance, unthinking bigotry, irrational fear of Muslims and “U.S. presidential election year scapegoating.”

“We will be sending ISLAMOPHOBIN to any public figure who uses Islamophobic rhetoric, so Donald Trump is first on our list,” said Ibrahim Hooper, communications director of CAIR.

A “warning” states that ISLAMOPHOBIN “may result in peaceful coexistence.”

“Side effects” of ISLAMOPHOBIN may include “warm feelings toward Muslims, immigrants or refugees and an allergy to the promotion of anti-Muslim bigotry.”

Awad said the organization has seen an unprecedented spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide, and CAIR will be boosting its civic engagement leading up to the November election.

“Diversity in America. Freedom of religion. It’s who we are as Americans,” Awad said.

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Speculation reached a tipping point Wednesday over whether or not Debbie Wasserman-Schultz should step down from her post as the head of the Democratic party.

The Bernie Sanders campaign has been warring with Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair. Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said he was being "diplomatic" by asking her to leave.

"I think someone else could play a more positive role," Weaver said when asked about whether or not he wanted her to resign during an interview on CNN.

"I think what the party needs...is a person at the end of the DNC who can help unify the party and bring the various factions of the party together," he said.

He added: "There's been a pattern of conduct which calls into question whether she can really be the kind of unifying force we need in the Democratic Party."

Weaver isn't alone. Several online petitions have been launched to remove Wasserman-Schultz. A petition on MoveOn.org has more than 83,600 signatures.

Wasserman-Schultz hasn't publicly commented on the speculation but several senators have thrown their support behind her.

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) told ABC News that the tension has not been helpful.

"I understand the anger and frustration of many in the Sanders camp who feel that from state to state the process hasn’t been as open or fair as they had hoped or wanted because they’re disappointed in the outcome, but I don’t see how replacing the chair of the DNC substantively moves us forward," Coons said.

"Continuing to pick fights that are looking backwards rather than looking forwards, I don’t see as constructive towards a goal of getting us towards a Senate Democratic majority and a Democratic president," he continued.

Sen. Barbara Boxer came to her defense, saying that Wasserman-Schultz has been handling "a very difficult primary."

"I don't see what the problem is with Debbie. I really don't," Boxer said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan Wednesday addressed rumors that he would soon be endorsing presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump during.

“I haven't made a decision,” Ryan said during a meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill, referring to the much-speculated-about endorsement. And as for when a possible announcement might come, Ryan said he has “no timeline in mind."

These are the kind of lukewarm responses and slippery semantics that Ryan and many of his congressional colleagues have employed as they try to balance their roles as conservative leaders with the expectation that most, if not all of them, will soon formally endorse Trump. Since Trump’s victory in Indiana effectively ended the campaigns of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Republicans on the Hill and those seeking re-election out on the trail have become masters of the non-endorsement endorsement.

A few use the phrase “if he is the nominee.” Others, like Ryan, have said they “plan” or “hope” to support Trump. Either way, some Republicans in Congress are using rhetorical gymnastics to bend their words around a Trump endorsement.

Last Tuesday, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who faces a tight race against Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, who is mounting a challenge for Ayotte's seat, took pains to avoid using the word “endorse” when asked about Trump.

“I plan to vote for our nominee, but I’m not going to be endorsing. When I endorse a candidate, I’m campaigning,” Ayotte told New Hampshire Public Radio. Hassan pounced on the distinction, in press releases calling her word play a “mockery” and “nonsensical.”

And last Wednesday, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House of Representatives, quietly posted, “Why I Voted for Donald Trump” to her campaign Facebook page.

In her eleven-paragraph explanation for why she cast a ballot for Trump, not once did she use the word “endorse.” In fact, she did not explicitly say that she “supports” Trump.

The “E” word, “endorse,” carries the heavy burden of supporting the candidate and their policies -- and sometimes defending both. For incumbents up for re-election, placing a stamp of approval on the presumptive nominee is a risk they’re not willing to take.

Consider the Republican seat in Wisconsin held by Sen. Ron Johnson. Johnson previously said that he plans to stump for Trump, but then re-characterized his words, according to Talking Points Memo. During an appearance on Wisconsin’s “The Daily Show with Mike Daly,” he tried to clear up his perceived endorsement of Trump.

"Let me tell you precisely what I’ve said. I intend to support the Republican nominee. That’s what I’ve said. I intend to support the Republican nominee," Johnson said. “To me, support versus endorse are two totally different things."

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk said he would support Trump, but with a qualifier -- "if Trump is the nominee.” Now Trump is the presumptive nominee, and Kirk’s campaign has yet to cozy up to the real estate mogul.

Sen. John McCain, who is facing a tougher-than-expected re-election fight in Arizona, has responded to questions about supporting Trump by referencing his stance from last fall -- "I've said all along I would support the nominee” –- but declined to go further.

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ABC News(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- After Donald Trump slammed New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez during a raucous rally in Albuquerque Tuesday night, the Republican governor's office is firing back.

“Governor Martinez doesn’t care about what Donald Trump says about her -- she cares about what he says he will do to help New Mexicans,” Martinez’s press secretary Mike Lonergan told ABC News in a statement. “She’s disappointed that she didn’t hear anything about that last night.”

Trump went after Martinez’s record during his New Mexico rally, quipping in jest that “maybe” he should run for governor of the state and “get this place going.”

“You’ve got to get your governor to do a better job. She’s not doing her job,” Trump said of Martinez. He went on to say that “Syrian refugees are being relocated in large numbers to New Mexico. If I was governor, that wouldn’t be happening.”

Martinez, who is considered a rising star in the GOP, is the first Latina governor and serves as the chair of the Republican Governor’s Association. To date, she has declined to endorse Trump and her office made clear that his attacks aren’t going to bring about such an endorsement.

“The Governor will not be bullied into supporting a candidate until she is convinced that candidate will fight for New Mexicans,” Lonergan said.

In his attacks on Martinez’s record, Trump specifically pinpointed the year 2000, saying “the number of people on food stamps in New Mexico has tripled” since that time. But as Martinez’s office points out, the governor wasn't elected until 2010.

“Apparently, Donald Trump doesn’t realize Governor Martinez wasn’t elected in 2000, that she has fought for welfare reform, and has strongly opposed the President’s Syrian refugee plan. But the pot shots weren’t about policy, they were about politics,” Lonergan said.

The Republican Governor's Association also came to the defense of its chairwoman, praising her contributions as governor in a statement to ABC News.

"From reducing New Mexico’s tax burden with sweeping tax reform, successfully suing the EPA for federal overreach, and making New Mexico the leader in jobs for export growth, Governor Susana Martinez has effectively instituted conservative reforms in a blue state won twice by President Obama while winning re-election by the largest margin for a Republican in state history," RGA spokesman Jen Thompson said. "Governor Martinez also has a long, dedicated record of helping elect conservative governors across the country which has helped RGA grow to 31 Republican governors. As RGA Chair this year, Governor Martinez is leading the charge in several key states that are in dire need of real leadership like she has provided in New Mexico."

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US Congress(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that he hasn't made a decision about whether to endorse Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

"I have no timeline in mind," Ryan told reporters in his office on Capitol Hill about any future announcement.

Ryan and Trump met privately at the Republican National Committee office off Capitol Hill two weeks ago, after Ryan had said he wasn't prepared to support the presumptive GOP nominee.

Ryan wouldn't speculate on why the Trump campaign continues to claim he is ready to endorse.

Asked if he thinks the Trump campaign is trying to ramp up pressure on him, Ryan told ABC News, "None of that stuff really gets to me."

"I don't worry about that stuff," he added. "I've been around a long time."

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and some of her predecessors violated the government's policies on email use and records retention, the State Department's Inspector General says.

The department's investigative agency made the conclusion in a report released only to members of Congress and obtained by ABC News. The report examined the email practices of the five past secretaries of state and found that there was "a limited ability to retrieve email records, inaccessibility of electronic files, failure to comply with requirements for departing employees, and a general lack of oversight."

Clinton's campaign for president has been dogged by questions surrounding last year's revelation that she used a private, home-brewed email account during her entire tenure as secretary of state. She has since tuned over many of the emails from her private account, while deleting others she deemed irrelevant to her professional work.

The FBI is investigating the handling of sensitive information on that private email server to determine whether there was any criminal wrongdoing.

The report comes in response to questions from top Democrats on the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction about the email practices of the current and past four secretaries of state and their immediate staff.

About Clinton specifically, the report says she should have preserved federal records she created and received on her personal account, and that sending emails from the personal account to other employees at the department was “not an appropriate method of preserving” federal records.

Secretary of State John Kerry, along with former secretaries Madeline Albright, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, participated in interviews with the inspector general’s office.

Clinton denied a request from the office to be interviewed as part of the report, and her campaign did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says the report shows that Clinton was not the only secretary to use private email and that she is the only one who has turned them over.

"While Secretary Clinton preserved and returned tens of thousands of pages of her emails to the Department for public release, Secretary Powell returned none," the Maryland Democrat said in an emailed statement. "Republicans need to stop wasting taxpayer dollars singling out Secretary Clinton just because she is running for president."

Cummings also points out that Wednesday's report does not accuse Clinton of a crime.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of that committee, suggested Clinton took advantage of the State Department's lax enforcement of email policy.

"Those weaknesses may have been exploited by department officials for self-serving purposes,” Chaffetz of Utah said in a statement to the press.

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