The Daily Beast: "In February of 2012, the federal government announced that Donald Trump’s organization had won a bid to turn the Old Post Office Pavilion, located on Pennsylvania Avenue just a few blocks from the White House, into a new luxury hotel, which had its soft opening this week. Ivanka Trump, the mogul’s daughter, was put in charge of the project.
"Months later, money began to pour in from the Trump family to two politicians with prominent roles in the hotel development project: Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser."
"The final lease agreement between the GSA and the Trump Organization was reached in June of 2013."
"Less than three weeks later, [Ivanka] Trump sent Norton $2,600, according to filings from the Federal Election Commission."
"The groundbreaking ceremony for the renovated complex took place on July 23, 2014 and the whole Trump family attended. Alongside them was Norton and Muriel Bowser, who was in the throes of a mayoral election campaign. Just over two weeks later, on August 6, Ivanka Trump gave Norton another $2,600."
"Just a few months prior to this groundbreaking ceremony, right after Bowser won the Democratic primary, Ivanka Trump made another D.C. contribution: the maximum of $2,000 to Bowser, according to financial filings.
"In October, just a month before her mayoral election, Eric Trump—another major shareholder in the hotel—maxed out with another $2,000 to her election committee. And finally, once Bowser won her election in November 2014, Donald Trump himself gave $5,000 (the maximum allowed) to the new mayor’s D.C. Proud Inaugural Committee. Ivanka Trump later met with Bowser in 2015 for lunch."