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President Donald Trump once said he got $17 million in a hurricane damage insurance payout for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, but an Associated Press investigation couldn’t find much evidence of the supposed damage. 

The 2016 AP investigation is newly relevant as a massively powerful Hurricane Irma swirls toward Florida. The storm is expected to engulf much of the state, and Mar-a-Lago — where Trump often spends his weekends — is in the storm’s path. 

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During a 2007 deposition for a civil lawsuit that didn’t have a whole lot to do with the insurance payment, Trump said he received the $17 million from an insurance policy

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