Trump campaign spent more than $1M in legal fees during third quarter


President Trump’s campaign spent $1.1 million on legal fees over the past three months as the probe into alleged ties between the campaign and Russian election meddling intensifies, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. 

The campaign paid $237,924 to the law firm of Alan Futerfas, who has represented Donald Trump Jr. in the ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. 

{mosads}Williams and Jensen, which employs Karina Lynch, who is also representing Trump Jr., received $30,000 from the campaign over the past past three months. 

The Hill has reached out to Futerfas and Lynch for comment. 

Additionally, the Trump campaign shelled out $802,185 to the law firm Jones Day. The campaign also paid the Trump Corporation $25,885 for what it referred to as “legal consulting.”

The filings also show the campaign raised $10.1 million in 2017’s third quarter, and spent $4 million, which includes the legal fees. 

The Republican National Committee has also acknowledged it is assisting with legal fees for Trump’s family members who are under scrutiny in the probe. 

The filings come as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian meddling moves closer to the White House and Trump’s inner circle. 

Mueller’s team interviewed former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus last week, while Fox News reported last month that the special counsel had begun interviewing White House staffers. 

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