Trump And RNC Spent $5.5M On 2017 Legal Fees

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump’s campaign spent more than $1 million on legal fees during the final three months of 2017, according to a new filing late Wednesday with the FEC. Combined with the Republican National Committee, Trump’s campaign paid a total of $5.5 million in legal bills during 2017 amid probes into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. The payments were made to law firms, as well as the company owned by the president’s family.

The Trump campaign and the RNC have previously acknowledged they are helping pay legal bills for Trump family members who are under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees probing whether the Trump campaign played any role in Russia’s efforts to sway the 2016 election. The new disclosures, however, do not delineate which legal expenses were related to the Russia investigation and which were not.

  • Acronym Jim

    What’s the big deal? That’s only 1&1/2 golfing trips.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Cheaper than paying off a porn star.

  • greenmanTN

    Make America Great Again for High End Law Firms!

  • Leo

    OT (moved) So I’m watching Rachel’s last night show later.

    We have the (1) Memo storyline (2) Mark Carallo storyline with Hope Hicks
    (3) Peter Strzok storyline…

    I’m forgetting a lot. What am I forgetting besides upcoming DACA fight?

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Well, isn’t distraction from the real issues the whole point?

    • -M-

      Meetings with three Russian spy chiefs that our government didn’t bother to tell us about.

    • The_Wretched

      “Infrastructure” and gutting social safety programs. The former will be a mix of paying companies to spend on projects that they would any way like oil pipe lines as well as privatization of roads and other infrastructure so we can pay private companies for the right to use public roads.

  • Charlie 2001

    “The payments were made to law firms, as well as the company owned by the president’s family.”
    Does this mean Trump is using the investigation to enrich himself? Typical.

    • Bad Tom

      Trump has an angle on everything.

    • ChrisMorley

      He’s not paying another_steve’s Jared’s law bills directly, but hiding / laundering his extended family’s law bills through the family company.

  • Reality.Bites

    I bet the firms refused to take them on as clients unless the RNC guaranteed payment.

  • itsnwman

    That might be one reason he started campaigning for 2020 right away. The idiots that voted him in are glad to give him money.

  • Stogiebear

    Well, at least that’s $5.5 millions that didn’t get wasted on some libtard commie globalist program like Meals on Wheels or promoting the sign up period for the ACA. BENGHAZI!!!!

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    • Karl Dubhe

      As a joke that’s one thing, but no. If you’re not going to do your duty, then bloody well don’t do it at all.

      If you want to spoil your ballot, vote for the Marxists. Or the Marxist-Leninists… 🙂

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  • OdieDenCO

    Making Attorneys Get Accountants

  • glass

    Funny how trump has everyone else paying his bills, and his family’s. I thought he was a billionaire.
    Oh, that’s right, he is a liar and a con man who uses other people’s money to make himself look wealthy. He’s really poor white trash… have another cheezburger mr. mcPresident.

  • SkokieGuy

    I forget, can someone remind me, how much did Obama, his family and his staff spend on private attorneys?

    • Bad Tom

      That would be “zero”.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Looks like the goobers are gonna have to buy more MAGA hats.
    ( made in China )

  • BobSF_94117

    Chump change really.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The party of law, order and fiscal responsibility….what a joke, a terribly awful joke.

  • JWC

    Tap the inaugural fund

  • andrew

    To Trump and the RNC $5.5 million is chump change.