Trump’s Campaign is Spending More on Legal Fees, Paying 13 Law Firms in Q3
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign spent more on lawyers in the past three months than in any other quarter this election cycle as he continues to grapple with a range of legal challenges. Little, if any, of the spending appears to be related to the impeachment inquiry that House Democrats launched against Trump last month. The president can, however, use campaign funds for impeachment-related legal costs, according to Adav Noti, senior director for trial litigation at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center. And Trump has been raising money for his re-election campaign with social media ads asking supporters to help with his impeachment defense. Noti said the unusually large number of firms working for the campaign could be due to the fact it is helping cover legal expenses for a whole range of staffers. “Just for legal conflict rules, if one campaign staffer needs a lawyer to represent them in a deposition or inquiry, that firm probably isn’t going to be able to represent other employees, as well,” he explained.
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