Shared from PerezHilton.com
Donald Trump re-election campaign donors are certainly getting their money’s worth.
After all, Trump can’t win a second term if he and the entire first family are in jail!
In June, the President’s re-election campaign made a $50,000 payment to the Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas, the lawyer now representing Donald Trump Jr. in the ongoing investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
The payment was made over a week before news broke that Junior had met with a Russian lawyer with strong ties to the Kremlin during election season last year.
The June 27 payment was described as covering “legal consulting” fees, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission on Saturday.
Futerfas was announced as Trump Jr.’s lawyer after the first revelations came of the meeting, which was later revealed to have been attended by others whose names were not previously disclosed — including former Soviet military intelligence officer Rinat Akhmetshin and Russian translator Anatoli Samachornov.
The campaign also paid Jones Day, the law firm that represented Trump’s campaign during the election. While this seems shady, the FEC allows candidates and federal office holders to spend campaign funds on legal fees which arose from their candidacy.
But these aren’t the only legal bills Trump donors are footing!
On June 30, the re-election campaign paid $89,561 to The Trump Corporation for “legal consulting.” And no, the company is not a law firm.
The re-election campaign has raised about 8$ million — and spent $4.4 million — in the second quarter of 2017.
Trump filed for re-election the day after taking office. Barack Obama, in comparison, did not file his 2012 re-election bid until April 4, 2011.
Looks like this is the best business scam since his first election campaign!
[Image via Fox News.]
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