Trump donor hosting Romney fundraiser

Stephen Schwarzman, a donor and an informal adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Barr says he didn't give 'tactical' command to clear Lafayette protesters MORE, plans to host a fundraiser with Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyEx-Joint Chiefs chairman: Trump threat to use military on protesters 'very dangerous' Ex-Defense secretary criticizes Trump for using military for 'partisan political purposes' Biden: Probably '10 to 15 percent' of Americans 'are just not very good people' MORE (R-Utah) Thursday to back Republicans in their reelection campaigns, a source familiar with the fundraiser confirmed to The Hill.

Schwarzman will host the fundraiser at his apartment for a small group of donors, sources familiar with the fundraiser told CNN. The money obtained from the fundraiser intends to go to Romney’s political action committee, Believe in America PAC, as well as the National Republican Senatorial Committee and three GOP Senate campaigns. 

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The fundraiser will support the campaigns of Sens. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerWe need a '9-1-1' for mental health — we need '9-8-8' Overnight Energy: US Park Police say 'tear gas' statements were 'mistake' | Trump to reopen area off New England coast for fishing | Vulnerable Republicans embrace green issues The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump juggles three crises ahead of November election MORE (R-Colo.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump| Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal | Iran releases US Navy veteran Michael White Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump GOP Sen. Murkowski 'struggling' with whether to vote for Trump MORE (R-Maine) and John James, who is running for the Senate in Michigan, a source familiar with the fundraiser told The Hill.

Schwarzman will support Romney at a time when the Utah senator is distinguishing himself from the president. Romney has been one of Trump’s loudest critics within the Republican Party in the past few weeks, condemning the president for his decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria and for asking the Ukrainian president to look into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination The Memo: Job numbers boost Trump and challenge Biden Chris Wallace: Jobs numbers show 'the political resilience of Donald Trump' MORE and his son. 

The Utah senator dismissed any suggestion that he plans to persuade other GOP lawmakers to support impeachment in an interview with Axios Sunday. 

Schwarzman previously donated about $850,000 to Trump’s inauguration and PACs, according to CNN and the Center for Responsive Politics. He has also funded some of Romney’s political races, amounting to about $94,200 total, including his 2018 Senate run, for which he and his wife donated the maximum. Schwarzman also endorsed Romney for president in 2012.