Small donors help pay Trump lawyers
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s campaign paid $50 000 to the law office now representing Donald Trump Jr a little more than a week before news surfaced of an unreported meeting with a Russian attorney that has prompted new accusations of collusion.
The payment to the Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas, dated June 27, was disclosed in a filing with the Federal Election Commission on Saturday.
It was described as covering “legal consulting” fees. Separately, the campaign also paid more than $538 000 to Jones Day, the law firm that represented Trump’s campaign during the election.
The campaign also paid $89 561 for “legal consulting” to The Trump Corporation, which is owned by the president. The payment was dated June 30. In the second quarter of 2017, Trump’s reelection campaign raised about $8 million and spent $4,4 mil lion, according to Saturday’s disclosures. Much of the money came in the form of “small dollar” donations of less than $250.
Trump and his campaign have frequently touted the number of smalldollar donors as proof of his widespread support.
Trump filed for reelection the day after taking office — allowing his campaign to continue to raise and spend money while he is in office. — Reuters.