More than 20% of Trump re-election campaign spending going to legal fees

Donald Trump's personal aide John McEntee who left the White House under a cloud was paid $22,000 late last month accordin

In the last quarter of 2017, Trump's campaign committee spent $1.1 million in legal fees.

President Donald Trump and former president Barack Obama have very different diet and exercise routines.

The steep legal bills come amid a probe into whether the Trump campaign was involved in Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election as well as a legal battle with adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Trump's campaign has reportedly used millions of his campaign cash in the past year to pay legal fees, including some fees associated with responding to the Russian Federation investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

An additional $348,000 was paid to the law firm of Jones Day, which is representing the campaign in special counsel Robert Mueller's election probe and in congressional investigations. The campaign also paid $13, 468 to the law firm of McDermott, Will, and Emery, where Stephen Ryan, the attorney for Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen, works.


Trump also said then that he would set up a legal defense fund for members of his staff, but he was informed that could be a conflict of interest in case any personnel may be called to testify against him. Typically, the current President of the United States were waiting for the second year in office to begin his re-election campaign.

The campaign has raised over $10.1 million so far this year. The campaign has also paid Parscale Strategy, the firm run by the 2020 reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale, almost $1.7 million so far this year.

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.

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.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Toledo police seek bank robbery suspect
Apr 17, 2018 - 15:14
Once Mayan, Stovall and Smith were taken into custody, they admitted to their involvement in the shooting, according to police. He left several threatening voicemails to the 42-year-old employee and school officials quickly alerted police.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No agreement on new EU sanctions on Iran as Trump deadline nears
Apr 17, 2018 - 15:08
The target of the reported airstrike was the Tiyas air base - also known as the T-4 air base - outside Palmyra in central Syria. According to reports, two Israeli warplanes attacked the T-4 base outside the city of Homs last week and fired eight missiles.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Another day of sunshine — FIRST ALERT FORECAST
Apr 17, 2018 - 15:05
The models show this system as a almost vertically stacked upper level low moving into Mendocino county on Wednesday . Rainfall accumulations of 25 to 40mm are expected, with the potential for higher amounts on hills and mountains.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top This is what Harry and Meghan's wedding photos will look like
Apr 16, 2018 - 03:32
He said: "The emphasis is on those they want to ask and those they know". "I can't think of a single reason", she said. They look so happy, - replied the wife of David Beckham.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ronaldo Sends Real Through After Thrilling Juve Fightback
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:48
Substitutes: Stephan Lichtsteiner (for De Sciglio, 17) 7, Wojciech Szczesny (for Buffon, 90) 3. The match looked destined for extra time until the referee's penalty decision.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zidane slams 'jealous' Real Madrid critics
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:46
I'm really disappointed with what's been said. "I've seen them ( Malaga ) and their position is surprising". Zidane should shuffle his system once again for a league game, changing the formation to a 4-4-2.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia UN envoy says US wants to oust Syrian govt, contain Russia
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:39
Trump called out Putin for failing to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons as Russian Federation had pledged to do in 2013. Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and Russian Federation that supports him have been blamed for this attack.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SNL: Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro reunite in Meet the Parents spoof
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:34
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been played by John Goodman, and Fred Armisen has portrayed author Michael Wolff. McKinnon has played the special counsel, including during an opening sketch sending-up the disastrous "Bachelor" finale.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kim Kardashian held Khloe's leg as she gave birth
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:17
Talking to her fans, she confided, 'So my friends are anxious that we're going to run into people that they were mean to. For her, she dressed down for the affair, wearing a white button-down shirt, and her hair long and straight.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Joel Embiid to remain sidelined for Game 2
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:11
He was expected to miss 2-4 weeks, meaning he could return close to the beginning of the playoffs or after the first round. No exact timetable was given for his return, but Embiid will wear a protective mask when he returns to the court.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester City Win Premier League Title
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:09
I am pleased we managed to show everyone that". "I saw lots of people on the moon because we won against City". In the end, none of them needed to do anything for Manchester City to be crowned Premier League champion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ayalon Holdings Ltd. Buys New Stake in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:07
The institutional investor owned 400 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock after selling 1,106 shares during the quarter. East Coast Asset Management Llc bought 3,991 shares as the company's stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rep. Richard Neal Says House Speaker Paul Ryan's Departure Is No Surprise
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:07
He told reporters he believes he's leaving with strong accomplishments his party can sell to voters ahead of November elections. Among the most glaring signs of that collapse is the failure of powerful Republicans to block Trump's worst impulses.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pence: US prepared to respond to possible retaliation by Syria
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:04
After meeting Pena Nieto and Trudeau separately, Pence said he was leaving the summit "very hopeful that we are very close to a renegotiated NAFTA".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pastrnak gets hat trick, six points in Bruins battering of Maple Leafs
Apr 16, 2018 - 02:02
We were all super-excited to see what was going to happen with the Leafs being big underdogs going into the series. With Nazem Kadri's suspension, Hyman was moved down the Leafs lineup in an attempt to create more balance.