Staff for self-identified “billionaire” Donald Trump are reportedly pushing the Republican National Committee to pick up the growing legal bills for Donald Trump’s attorneys. From the Washington Post:
Another question is who will pay the growing legal fees for the president and administration officials caught up in the Russia inquiries. Some in Trump’s orbit are pushing the Republican National Committee to bear the costs, according to three people with knowledge of the situation, including one who euphemistically described the debate as a “robust discussion.”
Though the RNC does a have a legal defense fund, it well predates the Russia investigation and is intended to be used for assisting with legal challenges facing the Republican Party, such as a potential election recount.
The RNC has not made a final decision, in part because the committee is still researching whether the funds could legally be used to help pay legal costs related to Russia. But many within the organization are resisting the effort, believing it would be more appropriate to create a separate legal defense fund for the case.
Aides also complain Trump won’t follow legal advice, in one case, tweeting about a topic right after his attorneys warned him to steer clear!
He won’t follow instructions. After one meeting in which they urged Trump to steer clear of a certain topic, he sent a tweet about that very theme before they arrived back at their office.
Read the rest of the legal woes for Team Trump at The Washington Post.