Trump PAC wants his money back as the legal bills pile up

Trump PAC wants his money back as the legal bills pile up

Save America, ex President Donald Trump’s primary fundraising vehicle has asked for a refund of the $60 million it had given to another political action committee supporting the Republicans’ 2024 White House bid, New York times mentioned late on Saturday.

Trump has used Save America to pay his legal bills, which have totaled $40 million so far this year, according to Washington Post. The Legal Action Committee, set up in the days after the November 2020 election when Trump was collecting money from unsubstantiated election allegations, had disbursed $16 million for legal fees in 2021 and 2022 combined.

She has already been indicted in New York for falsifying business records and in Florida for him alleged mishandling From classified documents on his Mar-a-Lago estate once he leaves office, Trump may soon face more indictments stemming from Special Counsel Jack Smith January 6 investigation and from Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fanny Willis investigating in His efforts to overturn the results of that state’s 2020 election.

It is unclear which PAC received the $60 million, and how much, if any, was ultimately returned.

like Rolling Stone I mentioned last weekTrump is having trouble convincing lawyers to take over his defense before a possible indictment on January 6th. The reasons are manifold: the risk of lawyers themselves becoming overwhelmed with legal peril, the sense that Trump losing a case brought in Washington, D.C., is inevitable, and the reputational damage Trump would cause to businesses.

Trump does not currently have a legal defense fund. the timesCiting people who heard the former president discuss the matter, he reportedly told those close to him that only the guilty party created such funds.

during A march full of grievances In Erie, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, Trump claimed he would use his own money for his campaign if necessary.

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