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GOP has spent a staggering amount of money on legal fees to defend Donald Trump

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The Republican National Committee spent over $2 million in legal fees in one month for President Donald Trump, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Since Trump has taken office his legal fees have reached nearly $17 million. This amount is way higher than past presidents.

“The legal bills are far higher than they were for former President Obama and the Democratic National Committee, as well as for previous years at the RNC, Federal Election Commission records show. The RNC and Mr. Trump’s campaign paid about eight times more between January 2017 and last month than the $2 million the Obama campaign and the DNC paid in a similar time period of his first term,” the report said.

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Trump is also paying increased legal fees because of his multiple scandals and investigations taking place.

“In addition to typical campaign expenses, the RNC and Trump campaign also are footing bills connected to federal and congressional probes of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow,” the report added.

It also noted that Former White House counsel Don McGahn, who defied a Congressional subpoena, also works for Jones Day, a global law firm that has received nearly $8 million from the RNC.

“He had been a Jones Day partner between June 2014 and January 2017. He also served as Mr. Trump’s campaign attorney during the 2016 election,” the report said.

Other legal fees occurred because of Michael Cohen, Don Trump Jr., and Stormy Daniels.

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“The Trump campaign has racked up the biggest legal bills of all, spending more than $8.5 million through the end of March, according to FEC filings. It underwrote at least some of the lawyer costs incurred by Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Michael Cohen,” the report explained.

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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Cincinnati sheriff deputies replace American flag at the Justice Center with ‘thin-blue-line’ flag

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Cincinnati police were filmed replacing the American flag that hangs over the Justice Center in Ohio's third-largest city. They then replaced it with the thin-blue-line flag, that was created to advocate for law-enforcement during Black Lives Matter Protests.

During the Charlottesville, Virginia riots, right-wing and white supremacist activists carried the thin-blue-line flag along with the Confederate flag to speak out against Black Lives Matter.

While the flag may have been created in support of law enforcement, it has been adopted by white supremacists and taken on a darker meaning.

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WATCH: DC protesters turn over ‘agitator’ to police — then the agitators try to start a fight with cops

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Protesters in Washington, D.C. were captured on video handing over an agitator to police, while other agitators in paintball tactical gear appeared to try and start fights with police.

Former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, revealed that his former colleagues and law enforcement he knows recognize that far-right agitators are attempting to start significant conflicts between police and protesters.

"There is a minimal presence of Antifa, but a far more disturbing presence of right-wing race-based hate groups, such as the Boogaloo Boys who think there will be a race-based civil war coming," he said on MSNBC.

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