Trump re-election marketing campaign has topped $8M in authorized charges in 2 years
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Trump re-election marketing campaign has topped $8M…
By Amanda Robert
Posted April 26, 2019, three:54 pm CDT
President Donald Trump’s re-election marketing campaign has spent greater than $eight million in authorized charges since he took workplace in 2017.
In ABC Information’ evaluation of marketing campaign finance information, the Trump marketing campaign spent practically $1.7 million on authorized bills within the first three months of 2019. Greater than $1.2 million of that went to former White Home counsel Don McGahn’s agency, Jones Day, which has represented Trump and his marketing campaign since 2015.
Jones Day remained the most important recipient of the Trump marketing campaign’s authorized bills, incomes greater than $5.6 million even after McGahn left the agency to work on the White Home in 2017, in line with ABC Information.
The Trump marketing campaign has helped pay authorized payments for the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who’ve been concerned in investigations and lawsuits throughout Trump’s first two years in workplace, ABC Information reviews. The marketing campaign additionally paid a portion of authorized charges for Trump’s former private lawyer Michael Cohen.
In its evaluation, ABC Information additionally famous that Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, the agency that represented the Trump Group within the Trump College lawsuit that led to a $25 million settlement with the attendees in 2016, acquired $76,415 within the first three months of 2019. The agency solely acquired $55,668 all through 2018.
ABC Information supplied some perspective on the Trump re-election marketing campaign’s spending, saying that marketing campaign finance reviews present that President Barack Obama’s re-election marketing campaign spent about $2.7 million in authorized charges in the identical period of time. President George W. Bush’s re-election marketing campaign solely spent about $260,000 in authorized charges within the first two years of his presidency, information confirmed.
It’s tough to find out the authorized spending of President Invoice Clinton’s re-election marketing campaign due to modifications in Federal Election Fee marketing campaign expenditures and the timing of assorted investigations that occurred throughout his presidency, in line with ABC Information.