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

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:10 pm
by TrueTexan
Hey, they think they are the NRA.
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.

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.

“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.
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/gop-ha ... ald-trump/

If Trump keeps this up there won’t be enough GOP money for the elections.

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

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:16 pm
by senorgrand
Two things

1) it's pretty small potatoes compared to total contributions.
2) I think fundraising for legal defense is not restricted by campaign contribution limits.

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

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:27 pm
by featureless
Where can I donate my deficit?

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

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:38 am
by CDFingers
I astound myself with glee when I consider how many of the Hapless Party completely regret their bought-and-paid-for support of this grifter.

CDFingers

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

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 12:00 pm
by YankeeTarheel
Apparently, his golf trips have already cost the taxpayers over $102 million dollars!
Just so he can blatantly cheat at golf and have his caddy lie about it with him.