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Trump Campaign’s Legal Fees For Last Three Months: $1.1 Million

Despite the fact that he has only been in office for less than a year, efforts to re-elect President Donald Trump are in full swing. We’re still - thankfully - a ways away from the 2020 presidential election, but the Trump campaign is still bolstering its war chest. For the period of July 1 through September 30, the re-election campaign raised more than $10.1 million, but a rather large chunk of that considerable change is already accounted for. As the Daily Mail shares, the Trump campaign has spent an eye-popping amount on legal fees.

For the three-month period, the campaign spent $4 million in total, $1.1 million of which was allocated for legal fees. So why does the campaign need to pony up so much for what appear to be exorbitant legal fees? A large portion of that seems to stem on the ongoing Russia investigation that is moving along at a snail’s pace under the leadership of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The investigation has taken many twists and turns, but there has yet to be any concrete evidence presented that proves there has been anything resembling collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.      

However, there have been a whole host of reports that Russia attempted to hack voting machines, disrupted the news cycle, and was behind inflammatory ads. To date, there has yet to be any evidence that a single vote was changed as the result of Russian efforts. That’s unless you subscribe to the theory that the average American voter is incapable of making up their own minds, which has been the veiled assertion from a number of elitists on the Left.

For raw numbers, $237,924 was paid to to lawyer Alan Futerfas, who represents Donald Trump Jr. in matters related to the campaign’s alleged involvement with Russian interference. Allow that to sink in for a moment. That’s nearly a quarter of a million dollars that can directly be attributed to an investigation that has revealed absolutely nothing. If you think that’s an enormous waste of money, you would not be alone. To have your brows raised even further, consider the costs of the investigation as a whole.

Time, resources, and an ungodly amount of money has been devoted to something that emanated from incessant partisan talking points. How can this possibly be justified? We’ll patiently await an explanation once the final tally comes in on the amount of taxpayer dollars that are attributed to dissecting speculation and hyperbole.   

As for the rest of the Trump campaign’s legal fees, about $800,000 was to law firm Jones Day, which provides general legal assistance to the campaign, as well as other smaller payments to additional firms. In the grand scheme of things, the legal fees are a drop in the bucket when you consider the amount of cash that has been raised by the trump campaign since the beginning of the year. That number checks in at a staggering $36 million, so we can only assume that the Trump campaign is preparing for a contentious fight in 2020.  

Source: MailOnline
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