Published: Tue, April 17, 2018

Legal fees more than 20% of Trump's campaign spending in 2018

Legal fees more than 20% of Trump's campaign spending in 2018

Stated that according to released Sunday, according to the campaign for re-election as President of the United States in the first quarter of this year, Donald trump got $ 10 million, so he has already collected $ 28 million in cash.

According to Reuters, President Trump spent $3.9 million in the first quarter. During that time, the campaign spent $1.3 million on legal fees, or 40% of its total spending.

In all, Trump's campaign committee and two fundraising committees that jointly raise money with the Republican National Committee - Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee - together raised almost $20.2 million in the first quarter, filings show. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Unlike his predecessors, Trump began fundraising for 2020 soon after he won the presidency.

Trump filed for re-election the day he took office, an unusual move for an incumbent president. Traditionally, most incumbent presidents have waited to begin with their own re election effort.

The payments included $93,000 to the law firm of Charles Harder, who is representing the President in a lawsuit filed by Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with Trump a decade ago, and is alleging that the non-disclosure agreement she signed is invalid.


The campaign's filings list the spending's objective with the firms as legal consulting, without greater specificity.

Parscale's appointment to the top position in the re-election campaign apparatus is likely to indicate that Trump plans on focusing heavily on online strategies to reach voters and get out the vote in three years, the Independent reports.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan revealed in court papers Friday that Cohen, whose office and residences were raided by the FBI last week, has been under investigation for months. All told, the $20.2 million raised by the three committees is up significantly from the $12.5 million raised in the previous quarter.

The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

He continues to energize small-dollar donors, FEC filings show.

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