More than 20% of Trump re-election campaign spending going to legal fees


More than 20 percent of Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign spending has gone to legal fees so far this year. The campaign has spent a total of some $4 million in legal fees since Trump took office, according to The Washington Post.

Trump spent £3.9 million in the very first quarter.

Two others firms - Harding LLP and Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg & Blaha, which are involved in the legal fight with Daniels - were paid a combined $280,000.

The Trump campaign paid another $13,500 to McDermott Will & Emery, a firm that represents Cohen in the ongoing Russian Federation investigations and a newly revealed criminal inquiry.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan revealed in court papers Friday that Cohen, whose office and residences were raided by the FBI last week, has been under investigation for months.

About $835,000 in payments for "legal consulting" were made to eight firms and the Trump Corporation, with the most - $347,000 - going to Jones Day.

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US President Donald Trump's re-election campaign raised US $10 million in the first quarter of the year, leaving his re-election operation with US $28 million in cash, his campaign disclosed on Sunday. All told, the $20.2 million raised by the three committees is up significantly from the $12.5 million raised in the previous quarter.

Trump has opted - unlike presidents before him - to begin fundraising in the early part of the term.

About $125,000 was spent by the campaign at Trump-owned businesses, hotels and restaurants.

The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. And despite the president waging a war against Amazon in his tweets, Trump's campaign made about 20 different purchases from the online retailer worth almost $2,000 combined.

In addition to legal fees, he has also used that money to keep a small campaign staff, to fund campaign rallies and to pay for digital advertising focused on his supporters. Recall that during the 2016 campaign, Parscale was in charge of overseeing the campaign's digital media strategy and its online fundraising campaigns.

Trump's former personal aide John McEntee received $22,000 in payments from the campaign starting on March 23, the FEC filing shows. McEntee was recently forced out of the White House after security issues related to gambling and was then quickly hired by the campaign.