Campaign Donations Pouring In to Trump

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Trump spent £3.9 million in the very first quarter.

President Trump filed for reelection nearly immediately upon assuming office, and new filings reflect the aggressive approach: The president's campaign and two affiliated fundraising committees pulled in about $20 million in the first quarter, reports Politico.

In 2018, more than $280,000 was paid to the law firm of Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg & Blaha and another firm owned by Charles Harder, which represent Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen in the court fight with Daniels.

An additional $348,000 was paid to the law firm of Jones Day, which is representing the campaign in special counsel Robert Mueller's election probe and in congressional investigations. That was a sharp drop from the previous quarter, when the campaign paid the firm almost $215,000.

The campaign also paid legal fees to the Trump Corp. - a company being run by Trump's two older sons - and law firms Belkin, Burden, Wenig & Goldman LLP; Schertler & Onorato LLP; Seyfarth Shaw LLP; and Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn PLLC.

The re-election campaign team of the United States president, Donald Trump, disclosed on Sunday, April 15, that it raised $10 million in the first quarter of the year, leaving the re-election operation with $28 million in cash.

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That was a big increase over the last quarter of 2017, when the three committees together raised $12.5 million.

Trump has opted - unlike presidents before him - to begin fundraising in the early part of the term.

The campaign also spent about $125,000 at Trump businesses, including Trump International Hotel, Trump restaurants, and Trump Tower.

The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

These hefty bills come as the investigation into whether the trump campaign has ties to Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Recall that during the 2016 campaign, Parscale was in charge of overseeing the campaign's digital media strategy and its online fundraising campaigns.

Along with legal fees, he also has used that income to invest in effort rallies to keep a campaign staff and also also to pay for digital advertisements focused on his fans. After McEntee was sacked over security concerns, he was immediately hired by the campaign.

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