The Trump campaign has used donor money to pay nearly $100,000 for Jared Kushner’s legal bills.

By |2019-02-08T10:19:59-08:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

If I were a donor this would probably piss me off. 

Courtesy of ABC News:

President Donald Trump’s campaign has spent nearly $100,000 of donor money to pay legal bills to the firm representing Jared Kushner, the latest campaign finance records show.

The president’s re-election campaign made two payments to the firm, Winston & Strawn LLP – $55,330 and $42,574. The expenditures were payments to Kushner’s attorney Abbe Lowell for Kushner’s legal fees, sources with knowledge of the payments told to ABC News. Lowell joined the firm in May 2018.

“Low dollar” contributions – $200 or less – made up 98.5 percent of the total funds raised by the Trump campaign in the last quarter of 2018, a consistent trend throughout the year, according to a press release by the campaign, along with the latest campaign finance filings.

Kushner, who is married to Trump’s eldest daughter Ivanka, is a real estate scion who earned more than $1.7 million in income in 2015, the year before he joined his wife’s family to work in the White House, according to a New York Times review of confidential financial documents published in October. His net worth has been estimated at more than $300 million.

Now, why would a Trump campaign pay that much money to pay the legal fees of anybody who was NOT the candidate? 

And further, why would a man worth 300 million even accept that money?

The campaign also paid toward the legal defense of Michael Cohen, before he took that plea deal from Robert Mueller and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. 

So essentially the Trump campaign is a giant slush fund.

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11 Comments

  1. 666/5th Ave February 9, 2019 at 7:08 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/don-trump-jr-will-indicted-day-now-already-telling-friends-hbo-real-time-guest/

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/trump-gotten-away-lifetime-crime-now-investigators-finally-closing-ex-federal-prosecutor/

    ““The way I would look at it, he seems like he and many people around him have probably gotten away with a lifetime of crime,” the former prosecutor said.

    With good investigators putting those potential crimes under a “microscope,” Rocah added, that wrongdoing is “going to come back” to him.”

  2. Anonymous February 9, 2019 at 7:15 am

    OT? “he main takeaway from the president’s Twitter post is that he plans to call any 2020 election results illegitimate if the Democratic nominee beats him. And, according to recent polling, Trump is trailing just about every possible opponent he might face.” “That’s a dangerous place for a democracy to be.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/02/09/trump-contesting-2020-presidential-election.html

  3. Anonymous February 9, 2019 at 7:17 am

    OT Donors Trust. ““Wait til we start digging out who the $18 Million donor was to the @judicialnetwork to stop Garland and get Gorsuch on the Court,” he wrote before adding the warning: “Follow the money…This ain’t over.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/democrat-promises-investigation-18-million-donor-helped-steal-garland-seat-gorsuch-aint/

  4. Anon February 9, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Wasn’t this deemed or concluded to not be illegal last year?

  5. WA Skeptic February 9, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Actually, it is illegal use of campaign funds. That’s why his payoffs to the two women have raised such a fuss.

  6. Anonymous February 9, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    nearly $100,000 of donor money to pay legal bills

    =====================
    legal bills for what? his business interest?

    Apart from the fact that I don’t think it is legal to use campaign funds to pay for your private legal problems, if the trump supporters are STUPID enough to keep sending the trump crime family money.. I really don’t care.. do you?

    Now if he is using my tax money, then I have a problem with it and want a refund.

  7. MB$ February 9, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    https://news.yahoo.com/fiancee-hopes-saudi-writers-killers-punished-122254130.html

    “Saudi King Salman “has a conscience” and will support Turkey’s efforts to shed light on his killing.”

  8. Anonymous February 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Of course it is. They had to make up for the loss of the Trump Foundation Charity slush fund.

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