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Donald Trump’s campaign committee paid $50,000 to the firm of a lawyer representing Donald Trump Jr 13 days before emails relating to alleged links to Russia were publicly released.
A campaign finance report filed to the Federal Election Commission on Saturday said the committee made the payment to Alan Futerfas’s law firm on 27 June.
The revelation of the payment suggests that although Trump did not know about his son’s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016 until recently, his campaign committee knew before the president did.
Futerfas, a veteran New York criminal defence attorney best known for defending clients involved with mafia crime families, is Donald Trump Jr’s attorney in the Russia investigations.
The Trump campaign committee’s finance filing also shows it paid $89,000 to the Trump Corporation, which is led by Donald Trump Jr and his brother Eric, for “legal consulting”.
It was announced on Saturday that Trump had hired Washington attorney Ty Cobb to serve as his special counsel to handle the White House’s response to the Russia investigations.
The move seemingly reflects the president’s growing acceptance that the investigations will linger over his tenure for months or even years.
$100,000,000.00 in 1977 had the same buying power as $414,831,615.12 in 2017
Annual inflation over this period was about 3.62%
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: toysforadults
No the RNC did.
originally posted by: DanDanDat
Im surprised they didn't have a lawyer on retainer from the moment he announced he was running for president.
But your right he should be handling all this by himself. He is the president after all. He should have enough wherewithal to both rub the country and deal with all the legal issues on the cases against him.
Oh darn; looks like Trump isn't the only president who pays for legal services. What is this world coming to ... Whats wrong with these people?