Trump PAC Pays Over $16 Million In Legal Fees For Ex President
According to federal elections filings, Donald Trump‘s political action league footed the bill for over $16 million in legal fees in cases involving Trump. $10 million was spent on personal fees racked up by the former president in 2022 alone.
The $10 million went to legal firms representing Trump in a litany of lawsuits – including lawsuits into the Trump Organization. the Trump administration’s handling of the 2020 elections, the document seizure at Mar-a-Lago and criminal sexual assault complaints.
The bills accounted for about 19 percent of the PAC’s entire expenditure in the past two years.
The most significant payment – $3 million – was sent to the Critton, Luttier and Coleman law firm. The firm is tied to Christopher M. Kise, part of Trump’s legal team defending the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago. Another $2 million was sent to Alina Habba, a lawyer representing Trump in cases alleging he sexually assaulted E. Jean Carroll.
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Whether Trump can continue to use the PAC’s funding for his personal legal expenditures is increasingly murky.
Candidate contributions are capped at $3,300.
Other experts said that the contributions to Trump’s legal aid are in a legal “gray area.”
Trump’s legal scrutiny is only expected to intensify following the conclusion of investigations in Georgia and New York.
Most of the money in Trump’s PAC was raised before he declared his presidential candidacy in 2024. Filings at the end of 2022 showed the PAC had about $18 million in cash.
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