Donald Trump's Re-Election Campaign Spent Over $ 800000 On Legal Fees In 2018

# 039, President Trump &;s Re Election Effort raised $10 million Thus Much

The campaign has raised $10.1 million so far this year, spent $3.9 million, and has $28.3 million cash on hand.

More than 20 percent of Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign spending has gone to legal fees so far this year. Those bills topped $834,000 during the first three months of this year, as Trump donors picked up the tab at several law firms, including one handling some of the headline-grabbing controversies surrounding the president in recent months.

Late past year, Trump stopped using donors' money to pay his legal bills related to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. McEntee was sacked from the White House amid a Department of Homeland Security investigation into possible financial crimes, a source told CNN after he was dismissed.

Trump is in the middle of a costly legal battle with adult film star Stormy Daniels, who is suing the president to get out of a nondisclosure agreement he didn't sign. The legal expenses dipped from the $1.1 million the campaign spent on legal expenses during the previous quarter.

The money was divided up between at least eight different firms and the Trump Corporation, according to an analysis from Buzzfeed. The FBI last week raided Cohen's offices, home and hotel room. 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.

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.

Trump's campaign spent almost $127,000 at the president's private properties this year, including lodging and meeting fees at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., catering services at Trump Restaurants in NY, and rent to Trump Tower in NY.

In late March, the campaign paid $22,000 to John McEntee, who joined as senior adviser for campaign operations after he was forced out of his position as Trump's personal assistant earlier in the month. In another break from presidential tradition, Trump has refused to relinquish ownership of his businesses - allowing him to draw profits, if he chooses, from his real-estate and licensing empire.

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