Carter Page, a former naval officer and investment banker whom then-candidate Donald Trump identified during the 2016 campaign as one of his foreign policy advisers, was under court-approved FBI surveillance last year as a suspected agent of the Russian government, the Washington Post reported April 11.
For years, former state Rep. Kevin Haggerty portrayed his service as a Marine as nothing but honorable, but a federal military document shows the Marines declared him a deserter and absent without leave for two months.
This presidential election is one for the books. And although veterans have historically been strong advocates of voting as a civic duty, contentious nature of the 2016 election may change that. According to census data from the 2012 election, 71.2% of veterans are registered to vote. But this election, between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Republican candidate Donald Trump, has left many Americans questioning whether the electoral system is broken. Some veterans are voting for third-party candidates like Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, but others are choosing a different path: Abstention.