Trump’s campaign has spent nearly $100,000 of donor money to pay legal bills to the firm representing Jared Kushner, the latest campaign finance records show.
…Since 2017, the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee have been patrons for a number of former and current Trump associates caught up in the special counsel probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
This includes more than $276,000 the Trump campaign spent between October 2017 and April 2018 to cover some of the legal bills for the president’s then personal attorney Michael Cohen, who was in a joint defense agreement with Trump.
…The Republican National Committee also paid nearly $590,000 to a firm representing Trump’s former communications director Hope Hicks, who appeared before the House Intelligence Committee last February for a closed-door interview related to Russia interference. According to Republicans and Democrats on the panel, Hicks refused to answer questions about her time in the White House. The Trump campaign and the RNC together also paid firms representing Donald Trump, Jr., more than $514,000.
More recently, the Trump campaign paid more than $173,000 to Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, a law firm that has represented former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and more than $101,000 to Larocca, Hornik, Greenberg & Blaha, a firm that represents Trump’s security team. The campaign also drastically upped its payment to Trump’s attorney Mark Kasowitz’ firm, according to the latest campaign finance report.
The Trump campaign has spent more than $6.7 million in legal fees in the last two years.