Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Trump Fundraiser Was Held at the Home of the Owner of Children of Israel LLC

Donald Trump was in the Bay Area Monday night.

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.


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