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Campaign contributions from Trump lawyer followed DA’s decision to drop investigation of Trump children

New York Dist. Atty. Cyrus Vance Jr. received $50,000 in campaign contributions from President Trump’s lawyer and the attorney’s associates and friends shortly after Vance’s office dropped a fraud investigation against Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump.

Trump’s two eldest children were under investigation by the district attorney’s office in 2012 for allegedly misleading investors in a hotel and condominium project in New York’s Soho neighborhood, according to an investigation published Wednesday by ProPublica, WNYC and the New Yorker.

After a two-year investigation, the DA instructed his underlings to drop the case. Months later, Marc Kasowitz, Trump’s personal lawyer, donated $32,000, while another $18,000 was raised from lawyers at his firm and through a fundraising breakfast he hosted, according to the report.

Vance, who is again up for reelection, last week returned the $32,000 to Kasowitz, according to a statement from campaign spokesman Steve Sigmund. 

“Contributions have never influenced Cy Vance’s work and [they] never will.  Every contribution is vetted through a rigorous process, accepted when appropriate, and returned when flagged,” said the spokesman. Separately, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office said that the criminal inquiry was dropped after the investors of the property in question settled their civil litigation against the Trumps.

“This was a two-year investigation that never produced sufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution,” said the spokeswoman, Joan Vollero. 

Kasowitz could not immediately be reached for comment. The $1,500-an-hour New York lawyer has represented Donald Trump for at least 15 years, handling cases involving bankruptcy, divorce and sexual harassment.

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