Donald Trump isn't paying his lawyers. His donors are - 2017-09-20
A new report reveals that President Donald Trump has used donations to both the Republican National Committee and his 2020 reelection campaign to cover the legal costs related to the probe into the Russia scandal.
The Republican National Committee paid $131,250 to the law firm employing Jay Sekulow and $100,000 to the law firm employing John Down, according to CNN. Both men represent Trump in his ongoing legal battles over alleged collusion between his presidential campaign and the Russian government, although some of the fee to the Constitutional Litigation and Advocacy Group (Sekulow's firm) went to compensate other attorneys there for their work on Trump's case.
RNC funds have also gone toward compensating the legal team representing Donald Trump Jr. This includes Alan Futerfas, who was paid $166,527.50, and the law firm Williams & Jensen, which was paid $30,102.90.