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Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Campaign Donations Pouring In to Trump

Campaign Donations Pouring In to Trump

The campaign has spent a total of some $4 million in legal fees since Trump took office, according to The Washington Post.

The White House said past year, before the Daniels court battle began, that Trump would begin paying his own legal expenses in the Mueller probe, after the Republican National Committee shelled out hundreds of thousands of dollars for attorneys for him.

Trump spent £3.9 million in the very first quarter.

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.

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 has raised over $10.1 million so far this year.

Trump chose - unlike their predecessors - to begin to actively engage in fundraising at the beginning of his first term. In first quarter of 2018, 61 percent of the direct contributions to his campaign committee came from donations of $200 or less. But legal fees weren't the only big expense: About $650,000 went toward campaign gear such as hats and mugs.

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

NAIJ.com previously reported that barely after completing one year in the White House, President Trump started preparing for 2020 re-election, selecting Brad Parscale as the campaign manager. Parscale was the digital director of Trump's 2016 campaign.

The $15.1 million figure includes more than $717,000 from the Republican National Committee; $595,000 from the RNC and Trump campaign's joint fundraising committee; and $9,000 from the National Republican Senate Committee. McEntee was sacked from the White House amid a Department of Homeland Security investigation into possible financial crimes, a source told CNN after he was dismissed.

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