Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Trump has collected almost $30 million on his re-election

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the SNHU Arena in Manchester New Hampshire on Nov. 7 2016 # 039, President Trump &;s Re Election Effort raised $10 million Thus Much
Stacy Diaz | 17 April, 2018, 06:19

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 7, 2016.

Gov. Pete Ricketts' re-election campaign has raised almost $2.3 million over the course of the 2018 election cycle and had almost $1.7 million in cash on hand April 1.

Trump is in the middle of a costly legal battle with adult film star Stormy Daniels, who is suing the president to get out of a nondisclosure agreement he didn't sign.

The two legal firms involved in the fight with Daniels - Harding LLP and Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg & Blaha - were paid a combined total of $280,000.

The latest figures bring the Trump campaign's total spending on legal fees to almost $4 million since the president took office, records show.

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.

The money was divided up between at least eight different firms and the Trump Corporation, according to an analysis from Buzzfeed. The campaign spent approximately $3.88 million during this time frame-legal fees constituted 20% of the disbursements.

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.

In all, Trump's campaign committee and two fundraising committees that jointly raise money with the Republican National Committee - Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee - together raised almost $20.2 million in the first quarter, filings show.

The campaign raised $10.1 million in the first quarter, and has $28.3 million in the bank, according to the records.

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.

Other notable payments from the campaign include $22,000 to Johnny McEntee, the president's former personal aide.