Of the $3.9 million Trump's committee spent in the first quarter of 2018, more than $834,000 went to eight law firms and the Trump Corp. for legal fees, according to new Federal Election Commission records filed Sunday.
US President Donald Trump has justified the military strike in Syria, calling it "so perfectly carried out, with such precision".
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign continued to spend a sizable chunk of its money on legal fees in the first months of 2018, the continuation of a pattern that emerged previous year.
Using campaign funds to pay for the president's mounting legal fees related to Daniels and the Russian Federation investigation means that the money small-dollar donors are giving to the president's campaign isn't all going toward traditional reelection efforts like ads, campaign staff payroll, and fundraising.
The campaign spent more than $90,000 dollars to a firm for the attorney representing Trump in the Daniels case. It's not clear whether Trump is actually paying his lawyers, considering the campaign's high legal spending.
The Trump committee also paid almost $1.7 million for digital consulting and online advertising services to Parscale Strategy LLC, the firm of Brad Parscale, Trump's 2020 campaign manager.
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 campaign has raised about $10.1 million so far this year. Traditionally, incumbent presidents have waited until after their second year in office to begin their re-election campaign.
Besides increasing money due to his effort, money for campaigns have also amassed using all the Republican National Committee, which utilizes that capital.