September 27, 2020, 1:15

Trump promises to help pay legal costs for WH staffers in Russia probe

Trump promises to help pay legal costs for WH staffers in Russia probe

President Trump has promised to help cover the mounting legal costs for White House staff members caught up in the investigations of Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, a White House official told ABC News.

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The official’s account confirmed a report today by Axios that Trump has promised to help White House staff members pay legal costs connected with the probe of Russia’s alleged election meddling and of any possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

The news of Trump’s offer comes a few weeks after it was disclosed that the Republican National Committee spent about $430,000 in August covering legal costs for President Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. in connection to the Russia probe.

The RNC spent more than $230,000 in August on the president’s legal costs in the matter. The committee also paid nearly $200,000 on legal fees for Trump Jr.

RNC spent over $230K last month covering Trump’s legal fees in Russia investigations

Trump campaign paid Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyer weeks before Russian meeting was revealed

Source: abcnews.go.com

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