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FILE — Tom Barrack, President Donald Trump’s longtime friend and political ally, left, plays polo in Watermill, N.Y., Aug. 6 2017. Barrack’s company, known as Colony NorthStar since a merger last year, has raised more than $7 billion in investments since Trump won the nomination, and 24 percent of that money has come from the Persian Gulf. (Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times)