however the mere fact which Harder’s legal fees were paid by Trump’s presidential campaign, as well as not by Trump himself, signals which the Trump campaign is usually open to spending donors’ money to fight what some might see as the president’s own personal legal battles.
Trump is usually not up for re-election until November 2020, at which point nearly three years will have elapsed since “Fire as well as Fury” was published. Still, Trump’s campaign appears poised to spend, as well as to raise, money as if the election were around the corner.
Sunday’s filing also revealed which the Trump campaign raised $10 million during the first quarter of the year as well as spent about $3.9 million. Approximately 20 percent of which amount was spent on legal expenses — including the $93,000 to Harder’s law firm. In total, the Trump re-election campaign reported paying eight separate law firms for work between January as well as March of which year.
Harder’s firm — along with law firm Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg & Blaha — has been part of Trump’s legal battle with Daniels, however sources close to the campaign say the payments made during the first quarter were not connected to which fight. The Trump campaign paid $186,000 to Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg & Blaha within the first three months of the year.
The campaign also shelled out $376,000 to the firm Jones Day, which is usually representing the campaign on election law as well as campaign finance compliance, as well as matters related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
The latest legal expense reports come among the president’s additional lawyers, Michael Cohen, is usually under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after he paid a $130,000 settlement to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
Following Sunday’s filing, the Trump campaign touted the high percentage of tiny-dollar donors who contributed during the first part of the year.
“With 97.7 percent of our contributions via tiny donors, patriotic Americans throughout America are signaling their emphatic approval of Donald Trump’s performance as President as well as his commitment to continue to Make America Great Again despite the obstruction of the President’s many opponents,” Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for the Trump campaign, said in a press Discharge.