# 039, President Trump &;s Re Election Effort raised $10 million Thus Much

# 039, President Trump &;s Re Election Effort raised $10 million Thus Much

More than 20% of the money spent by President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign this year has gone to legal fees, according to Federal Election Commission reports filed Sunday.

Trump's campaign spent a total of $3.9 million through the end of March, with $834,000 going to eight law firms and the Trump Corp. for legal expenses, according to the documents. The campaign also paid $13, 468 to the law firm of McDermott, Will, and Emery, where Stephen Ryan, the attorney for Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen, works.

Trump's campaign has reportedly used millions of his campaign cash in the past year to pay legal fees, including some fees associated with responding to the Russian Federation investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The campaign has raised $10.1 million so far this year, spent $3.9 million, and has $28.3 million cash on hand.

"These figures reflect the strength of Gov. Ricketts' performance growing our state and making government run more like a business", campaign communications director Matthew Trail said Monday in releasing the campaign finance report. All told, the $20.2 million raised by the three committees is up significantly from the $12.5 million raised in the previous quarter. In first quarter of 2018, 61 percent of the direct contributions to his campaign committee came from donations of $200 or less.

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NAIJ.com previously reported that barely after completing one year in the White House, President Trump started preparing for 2020 re-election, selecting Brad Parscale as the campaign manager.

Trump's campaign spent almost $127,000 at the president's private properties this year, including lodging and meeting fees at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., catering services at Trump Restaurants in NY, and rent to Trump Tower in NY.

In addition to legal fees, he has also used the money to keep a small campaign staff, to fund campaign rallies and to pay for digital advertising focused on his supporters.

In late March, the campaign paid $22,000 to John McEntee, who joined as senior adviser for campaign operations after he was forced out of his position as Trump's personal assistant earlier in the month.

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