Pro-Trump PAC paid thousands to Trump's D.C. hotel, former aides
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After raising millions, a pro-Trump super PAC then spent thousands of those dollars at the Trump International Hotel in Washington and in payments to close Trump advisers, according to filings first reported by The New York Times.

The America First Action super PAC spent nearly $33,000 at the luxury hotel, according to its latest Federal Election Commission filings.

Top members of the group also spent about $900 for meetings at a pricey steakhouse and bar located in the hotel, which has become a well-known meeting spot for top Trump backers and administration officials.


America First Action also reportedly spent $60,000 on fundraising consulting services from a firm founded by Vice President Pence adviser Marty Obst.

Another $57,000 reportedly went toward top-dollar gifts for donors at expensive jewelry stores and other businesses. 

The filings show that ousted Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiGeorgia ready for unpredictable Senate race Trump on Harris dropping out of race: 'We will miss you Kamala!' Key takeaways from first public impeachment hearing MORE earned $55,000 for his consulting firm for his help with communications.

Trump supporter and former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who joined the PAC as a senior adviser and spokesman last September, earned $31,719 for his work with the group. The business of the campaign's former digital media director Brand Parscale, also a communications adviser to the PAC, received $137,257.

America First Action spent about half of its $4 millions of 2017 contributions in the latter half of the year.