Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The campaign working to make Donald Trump reelected as the US president again in 2022 has spent roughly $1.2 million on legal fees so far this year.
The latest fundraising reports filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) showed it spent only $340,000 in legal fees during the last three months.
The money has been divided up by at least eight different firms and the Trump Corporation.
Jones Day, a firm representing the New York billionaire since the 2016 presidential election, has gotten the most, around $180,000.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing to void a nondisclosure agreement that prohibits her from speaking publicly about the alleged affair.
A combined total of nearly $54,000 has been paid to the two firms representing Trump in that case, Harding LLP and Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg & Blaha.
Trump-owned businesses, hotels and restaurants have also eaten up some $150,000, according to the filings.
At the beginning of the reporting period, the campaign had $8,361,603.28 of cash on hand.
Trump and his associates are also being investigated for evidence of possible collusion with Russia in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.
The probe seeks to find out whether the Russian government coordinated with Trump’s aides after the intelligence community’s conclusion that the Kremlin helped with the New York billionaire’s campaign effort ahead of winning the White House, an allegation dismissed both by Moscow and the president.
Some former Trump associates have pleaded guilty or been indicted in the so-called Russia probe.
This is while the president believes that the investigation is a “hoax,” a “witch hunt,” or a “scam.”
“Indeed, the president’s object has been throughout to make this appear as a witch hunt,” veteran reporter Carl Bernstein told CNN Sunday in regard to special counsel Robert Mueller’s recent indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials. “It is now demonstrable to all, for all to see, this is not a witch hunt.”
Eleven of them have been charged with attempts to hack into networks used by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to make Trump defeat his Democratic contender, Hillary Clinton in the 2016 contest.
“How can the Rigged Witch Hunt proceed when it was started, influenced and worked on, for an extended period of time, by former FBI Agent/Lover Peter Strzok?” Trump tweeted just last week. “Read his hate filled and totally biased Emails and the answer is clear!”