Trump ‘re-election campaign’ shelled out more than $1 million for legal fees in September
President Donald Trump’s campaign for re-election in 2020 spent $1.1 million on legal bills over the last three months, said The Hill on Sunday.
The information came from third-quarter Federal Elections Commission (FEC) filings by the campaign, the first presidential re-election campaign in U.S. history to begin virtually the moment the candidate took office.
All of the legal fees disbursed by the campaign pertain to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The campaign paid $237,924 to the law firm of Alan Futerfas, which is representing the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr. while an additional $30,000 went to the firm Williams and Jensen to pay attorney Karina Lynch, who is also representing Trump, Jr.
The campaign paid $802,185 to the Jones Day law firm and $25,885 to the Trump Corporation for “legal consulting.”
According to the report, the campaign raised $10.1 in the third quarter. Total spending amounted to around $4 million, including legal fees.
In addition, the Republican National Committee is also paying to defend the president and his son in the Russia investigation.
Multiple White House staffers, aides and advisers have taken on legal representation in recent months to brace against the multiple investigations swirling around Trump’s White House. Even Pres. Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has had to hire legal counsel of his own.