Yesterday we learned that the RNC had paid over $230.000 to President Donald Trump’s legal teams for fees billed toward legal defense stemming from the multitudinous charges of collusion with Russians during and since the election. Today we learn that the payments from the RNC extend even farther into their donation bucket.
From Politico we got a general breakdown of the expenditures on Trump, Sr.’s behalf:
‘The RNC, which is expected to release its August spending totals on Wednesday, has totaled expenditures of more than $230,000 on the president’s Russia-related legal fees: $131,250 to Jay Sekulow and $100,000 to John Dowd, both of whom are part of Trump’s personal legal team.’
Today we learned that the RNC has spent almost $200,000 on behalf of Donald Trump, Jr. who has no political affiliation with the RNC and is not currently running for or holding any elected office or government position:
‘The RNC also spent nearly $200,000 to cover Donald Trump Jr.’s legal fees, according to a committee official. More than $166,000 was paid to attorney Alan Futerfas, while another $30,000 was paid to the Williams & Jensen firm. Both helped the younger Trump prepare for testimony.’
What must of course be asked at this stage is, “Was that the intended destination for those donated funds?” Or are donors being bamboozled by a con game being played in the highest office of the United States?
According to RNC spokesperson, Cassie Smedile, from Politico:
‘The money comes from the RNC’s legal proceedings account, which has several million dollars in it. Funds from the legal proceedings account “do not reduce by a dime the resources we can put towards our political work.”’
A sum of almost half a million dollars to defend two people against charges of collusion against the United States. An act bordering on treason, and the RNC is actively paying their legal fees. What does that say about the credibility and integrity of the RNC?
From the DailyMail:
‘Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking at possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election, and whether Trump may have obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey, among other actions.’
With the continued digging into the Trump-Russia collusion matter, the Trump’s legal fees will undoubtedly continue to mount. The true test of loyalty will come when the RNC finally gets tired of footing the bill and declines to continue supporting this dead horse. Will Trump stay loyal to the GOP? Or will he turn on them like a rabid dog and go on the attack using Twitter to destroy them (at least in his own mind)?
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