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RNC to host annual meetings at Trump Doral property

Trump National Doral in Miami.
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The Republican National Committee will host its January 2020 meetings at Trump National Doral, President Trump's 800-acre golf club in Miami, an RNC spokesperson said, per the Washington Post.

Why it matters: Last month, Trump cancelled plans to host the G-7 summit at his Doral resort. Throughout his time in office, Trump has faced allegations of using his office to benefit his business.

DOJ investigating GOP Rep. Ross Spano for campaign finance violations

Ross Spano.
Florida Rep. Ross Spano. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

The Department of Justice is conducting a criminal investigation into freshman Rep. Ross Spano (R-Fla.) over possible campaign finance violations, the House Ethics Committee announced in a news release Thursday.

What's happening: The Ethics Committee unanimously voted to "defer consideration" of the issue from its own inquiry to the Justice Department, per the release. Spano has denied wrongdoing, writing in a statement that he plans to cooperate fully with the investigation and that mistakes his campaign made with respect to loans were "completely inadvertent and unintentional."