Donald Trump Jr. has been accused of being a key part of the Trump campaign’s fundraising operation, but a Washington Post investigation shows that his father’s business partners also helped pay his campaign.
The Post’s David Fahrenthold reports on the money, campaign finance disclosures, and connections between Trump Jr., his father, and the people who have become key figures in his presidency.
The Post’s investigation into Donald Trump’s business dealings has revealed that Trump’s campaign and his son’s foundation both gave $10,000 to the Trump Organization, and that Trump Jr.’s role was to collect donations from people who had worked with his father in the past.
According to records obtained by The Washington Post, the Trump Foundation has provided nearly $1.5 million to the campaign and nearly $600,000 directly to the president’s inaugural committee. Trump Jr.—who worked at the Trump University, which was accused of fraud in New York City in the late 1990s—has said that his role was limited to fundraising, but Fahrens story shows that it included other activities, including soliciting donations from campaign staff and fundraising events.
In 2015, a year after Trump Jr was hired as a campaign adviser, he received an email from a campaign volunteer thanking him for “making a great impression” on Trump Jr and promising “any future donations” that came in.
The email said that the fundraiser would be held at Trump Tower in New Jersey on January 8, 2016, and would include “a number of people who are connected to the business,” including Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his brother, Jared Kushner.
The campaign paid for the event, according to records reviewed by The Post, and it was billed as a “major fundraiser” that would help raise money for the Trump presidency.
The campaign was also planning to attend the fundraiser.
But the event was canceled, according in emails reviewed by Fahren.
The next day, according, the campaign emailed the organizers of the event to say that the event had been canceled.
The organizers wrote that the campaign had “received confirmation from the Trump Campaign that the events is no longer planned.”
Fahren’s story also shows that a Trump campaign official said that Trump was “disappointed” in the cancellation of the fundraiser, and said that there was no record of the campaign paying for the fundraiser from Trump’s account.
The New York Times, which first reported the campaign’s email, also found that the Trump family had paid for a “private, non-partisan” event at the hotel where the fundraiser was planned.
But when Fahren asked the campaign about this, the team told him that the venue was private and that it was not related to the presidential campaign.
The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
Fahrens investigation, which also looked into Trump Jr.-affiliated businesses, found that Trump Sr.’s family was the largest contributor to the inaugural committee, and a key backer of several other campaign efforts, including for House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Tim Scott, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
The Republican National Committee also paid for several other events, including an appearance at a reception at the National Rifle Association headquarters in May 2017, and an appearance with Vice President Mike Pence.
The foundation was also paid more than $600 for two events held by the Trump administration.
The Trump Foundation and the Trump National Golf Club paid for two fundraisers at Trump National Doral and two events at Trump International Hotel Miami.
The former raised $3.6 million, while the latter raised $4.7 million.
The story about the Trump foundation’s money, however, does not indicate whether the Trump Jrs donated money to the organization.
The New York Post reported that the foundation did not disclose the amount of money it had raised, and Trump Jr did not return a request from The Huffington Live for comment about the story.
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment on whether Trump Jr or his father had paid any money to any nonprofit or political organization affiliated with the president.
The president’s administration did not report any financial ties between the Trump organization and the White House.
The White House has defended its actions, saying that it has made it a priority to support President Trump’s agenda, but it has also faced questions about its finances and the potential impact of the scrutiny.