CNN:Trump Campaign is spending $1 of every $10 on legal fees
President Donald Trump's campaign donors -- big and small -- are increasingly helping to foot the legal expenses the President's campaign and his son, Donald Trump Jr., are facing related to the investigations into allegations of collusion with Russia during the 2016 campaign.
"What this means is that people who are giving to help re-elect Trump are actually paying for legal fees -- and that money will not be there during the election," said Larry Noble, the former general counsel of the Federal Election Commission who is now senior director at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan group of election law experts.
"Many first-term presidents haven't even started their campaigns by this point," Noble said. "His beginning an unnaturally early campaign is paying off."
Trevor Potter, a Republican former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, called the Trump campaign's early fundraising "unprecedented" and raised questions about how upfront the campaign is being with its donors."We're in an unprecedented situation and it's all new territory. The key question here is what do donors know and what are their expectations?" Potter said.