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Wed Sep 21, 2022, 09:06 PM

Trump's legal bills are being footed by his donors

As he faces a major new lawsuit from the New York attorney general that could shut down his business, former President Donald Trump will have one advantage that is unavailable to most well-healed defendants: He wonít have to pay for much, if any, of his legal defense.

The reason: His political donors are doing it for him.

Recent filings by Save America, Trumpís political action committee, show the group has shelled out $1,128,020 this year to lawyers who have spearheaded his and his familyís defense in their legal battle with New York Attorney General Letitia James.

These include $942,277 to the law firm of Alina Habba, the New Jersey-based lawyer who has been Trumpís lead lawyer in the case. The total includes $207,827 paid just last month. In addition, Alan Futerfas, another longtime Trump lawyer who is representing the former presidentís children in the case, received $184,743 from Save America in July.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-legal-bills-leadership-pac-letitia-james-lawsuit-220319571.html

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Reply Trump's legal bills are being footed by his donors (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 21 OP
Mr.Bill Sep 21 #1
C_U_L8R Sep 21 #2
blm Sep 21 #3
ThoughtCriminal Sep 21 #4
LetMyPeopleVote Sep 22 #5

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 09:13 PM

1. I could have represented him for

half the price and got the same results.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 09:33 PM

2. Did he pay personal taxes on those appropriated donations?

Somehow, it seems doubtful.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 09:45 PM

3. Good question.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 10:22 PM

4. Unless it is going directly to his lawyers

the donations are just going into his pocket. He has no intention of paying them if they don't insist on getting paid in advance.

He can't resist scamming every cent that comes anywhere near an account he has access to.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 01:49 AM

5. Trump PAC payments to law firm fighting New York probe top $1 million

I am shocked that TFG has been paying Alina Habba's bills


https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-pac-payments-law-firm-fighting-york-probe/story?id=90242978&cid=social_twitter_abcnp

Former President Donald Trump's political action committees have paid over a million dollars to the firm of the attorney representing him in connection with the investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James, which on Wednesday resulted in a sweeping, multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Trump and his family real estate business following years of probing.

Together, two of Trump's PACs -- Save America and Make America Great Again PAC -- have paid $1.01 million to the firm of New Jersey-based attorney Alina Habba, according to new campaign disclosure filings.

The first payment to Habba's firm occurred in February 2022, when Trump's campaign committee-turned-PAC paid the firm $10,000.....

Last month, Trump hired a new lawyer, Chris Kise, to represent him in the criminal probe that led to the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago in August. Save America PAC paid Kise's firm $3 million to cover his work, according to a report from Politico.

In its latest disclosure filing, Save America reported paying another law firm, Critton, Luttier & Coleman LLP, $3 million in August, the single biggest legal expenditure the PAC has reported.

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