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"Then, through the door came Paolo Zampolli, a man who makes introductions."

David Fahrenthold, Farnaz Fassihi for NY Times

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The just-shuttered Trump Hotel DC by the numbers—

💰 $73 million: how much money the hotel lost

💰$173 million: Forbes’ estimate of the hotel's value

💰$370 million: what the hotel reportedly sold for

💰 $100 million: Trumps' profit

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Friday made for interesting timing for this associate of a Russian oligarch to make his first-ever contribution to Madison Cawthorn.

Cawthorn, of course, has been in a bit of controversy over the past few months.

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Intrater’s cousin and, at least at one time, biggest investor is billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, who has been under US sanctions since 2018.

Last month, Spanish police seized Vekselberg’s superyacht

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A look at who didn’t donate to J.D. Vance’s campaign, and who has continued to back Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)

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In the acknowledgment for "Hillbilly Elegy," JD Vance wrote “Tina Bennett, my wonderful agent, believed in the project even before I did."

If Bennett also believes in Vance’s campaign, she didn't back it up with a donation.

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"Thus, Mr. Trump's request to purge his contempt is denied."

The $10,000/day fines continue in the NY AG's investigation.

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