ABC News reports:
A legal defense fund set up to help President Donald Trump’s aides caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election received half a million dollars from casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Adelson, a new report filed late Thursday shows. The Patriot Legal Expense Fund Trust has been raising money since it was established in February 2018. The contributions from the Las Vegas couple are the largest to date.
Adelson and his wife have long been prolific donors to Republican candidates and causes. They have given nearly $500,000 to Trump’s fundraising committee and $30 million to pro-Trump super PACs since he became a candidate, according to campaign finance records. Trump in November bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the national’s highest civilian honor, on Miriam Adelson.