Donald Trump was in the Bay Area Monday night..@RealDonaldTrump motorcade leaves Woodside estate after private fundraiser. pic.twitter.com/1LGEYZLl9C— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) August 30, 2016
NBC Bay Area is reporting that a fundraiser was held at the Woodside, California estate of Saul Fox, CEO of Fox Paine and Co, a private equity firm.
Fox was raising $25,000 a head from an estimated 40 guests, with rumors, reports NBC Bay Area, that some are giving much more in exchange for personal time with Trump.
Fox is also owner of a "ghost corporation," Children of Israel LLC.
The Intercept reports:
Children of Israel LLC contributed $150,000 in 2015 to Pursuing America’s Greatness, a Super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee’s presidential run; $400,000 in 2016 to Stand for Truth, a Super PAC supporting Ted Cruz; and $334,000 to the Republican National Committee.
This is not the first time Fox has been connected to donations whose true sources were obscured. During the 2012 campaign, a company called Mercury Trust gave $1 million to American Crossroads, a Super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, and made a donation of $425,000 to Restore Our Future. Mercury Trust was later discovered to be affiliated with Fox Paine.
Fox is also a prolific, longtime GOP donor under his own name. He most recently gave $100,000 to Team Ryan, a joint fundraising committee set up by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and $25,000 to Donald Trump’s joint fundraising committee.
In addition to his Children of Israel contributions to their Super PACs, Fox personally gave $2,700 to Huckabee’s presidential campaign and $5,400 to Cruz’s.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton plans to remain in the Hamptons through Tuesday, when she’s due to wrap up her fund-raising trip with a dinner event at Jimmy Buffett’s home featuring performances from both the “Margaritaville” singer and Jon Bon Jovi.