Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Campaign Donations Pouring In to Trump

Campaign Donations Pouring In to Trump

It's not clear whether Trump is actually paying his lawyers, considering the campaign's high legal spending.

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign continued to spend a sizable chunk of its money on legal fees in the first months of 2018, the continuation of a pattern that emerged a year ago. The campaign has spent a total of some $4 million in legal fees since Trump took office, according to The Washington Post. She wants to invalidate a $130,000 agreement to keep her relationship with Trump secret.

Trump chose - unlike their predecessors - to begin to actively engage in fundraising at the beginning of his first term. That was a sharp drop from the previous quarter, when the campaign paid the firm almost $215,000. Former President Barack Obama had been in office more than two years before he headlined his first re-election fundraiser.

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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.

Prosecutors said in a Friday court hearing that Cohen has been the target of a months-long federal investigation in NY, separate from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the USA elections.

The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. All told, the $20.2 million raised by the three committees is up significantly from the $12.5 million raised in the previous quarter.

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He continues to energize small-dollar donors, FEC filings show. The campaign has also paid Parscale Strategy, the firm run by the 2020 reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale, almost $1.7 million so far this year. Recall that during the 2016 campaign, Parscale was in charge of overseeing the campaign's digital media strategy and its online fundraising campaigns.

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. 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.

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