Legal fees more than 20% of Trump's campaign spending in 2018

Legal fees more than 20% of Trump's campaign spending in 2018

During the first quarter of the year, Trump spent about $834,000 on legal expenses - down from the USA $1.1 million he spent in each of the previous two quarters, according to disclosures filed with Federal Election Commission. The Trump Corp. - owned by the president and run by sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr. - collected $24,000.

The Trump campaign spent about $3.9 million in the first quarter of 2018, the report said, with nearly $835,000 going to eight law firms and the Trump Corp.

Trump's campaign has reportedly used millions of his campaign cash in the past year to pay legal fees, including some fees associated with responding to the Russian Federation investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The campaign also spent about $125,000 at Trump businesses, including Trump International Hotel, Trump restaurants, and Trump Tower. She wants to invalidate a $130,000 agreement to keep her relationship with Trump secret.

The most donor spending - $350,000 - went to Jones Day, the firm that has represented the Trump campaign since the 2016 election and handled all litigation relating to it, Buzzfeed reported.


The White House said past year, before the Daniels court battle began, that Trump would begin paying his own legal expenses in the Mueller probe, after the Republican National Committee shelled out hundreds of thousands of dollars for attorneys for him. Traditionally, most incumbent presidents have waited to begin with their own re election effort.

The re-election campaign team of the United States president, Donald Trump, disclosed on Sunday, April 15, that it raised $10 million in the first quarter of the year, leaving the re-election operation with $28 million in cash.

Trump's former personal aide John McEntee received $22,000 in payments from the campaign starting on March 23, the FEC filing shows.

Trump's campaign and two fundraising committees that jointly raise funds with the Republican National Committee collected a total of almost $20.2 million in the first quarter, the Post reported.

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