Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has been chosen as Hillary Clinton’s running mate -- a man she called a "relentless optimist" who "devoted his life to fighting for others." Clinton announced her choice in a text message sent to supporters: “I’m thrilled to tell you this first: I’ve chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate." The presumptive Democratic nominee also tweeted out her running mate decision. http://abcn.ws/2a6Mt79
Just days before the Democratic National Convention, Wikileaks has released emails from top DNC officials that appear to show the inner workings of the Democratic Party and what seems to be them attempting to aid the Hillary Clinton campaign during the primaries. Several of the emails released indicate that the officials, including Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, grew increasingly agitated with Clinton's rival, Bernie Sanders, and his campaign as the primary season advanced, in one instance even floating bringing up Sanders' religion to try and minimize his support. http://abcn.ws/29ZElDk
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will begin receiving classified intelligence briefings after the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week, when both candidates have become their respective parties' presidential nominees, senior intelligence officials tells ABC News. “The briefings are traditionally given after nominating conventions have identified all the candidates,” the official said. Republican and Democratic presidential and vice presidential nominees have been offered introductory intelligence briefings on national security since 1952, after their parties' national conventions. So Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Clinton's running mate will receive them as well. http://abcn.ws/2agJZmn
Thanking his volunteers in Cleveland a day after the Republican National Convention wrapped, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump today slammed Ted Cruz's Wednesday night speech and said he “will not accept” if the Texas senator ever decides to endorse him. "Honestly, he may have ruined his political career. I feel so badly," Trump said this morning of Cruz, his former primary rival. Cruz was booed off the stage on the third day of the convention for suggesting that people should “vote their conscience” in November. The Texas senator defended his speech the next morning at a Texas delegate breakfast, arguing he’s “not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and attacks my father.” But Trump said this morning that Cruz will “come and endorse over the next little while. It's because he has no choice. But I don't want his endorsement. What difference does it make?" http://abcn.ws/2alX2nV
This Week on 'This Week'
Ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook and Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sunday on "This Week." Plus, the Powerhouse Roundtable debates all the week's politics, with ABC News contributor and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota.