Trump Political Action Committees Spent Some $50 Million on Legal Fees: Report

January 31, 2024

Donald Trump's PACs spent roughly $50 million of donor money in legal fees last year, according to New York Times' sources. Exactly how much was spent in Trump's legal bills will be disclosed in filings to the Federal Election Commission ahead of a Wednesday deadline. The expenses include lawyers — including for witnesses — and other court fees. Trump, the front-runner to become the GOP's 2024 presidential nominee for the November election, at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Jan. 27, 2024. David Becker/Getty ImagesFor comparison, the Times pointed out Trump's lone GOP opponent Nikki Haley announced last week she raised a similar amount — just over $50 million — through her super PAC Stand for America Fund Inc.Trump's campaign did not respond to the Times' request for comment about the legal fees as the former president defends himself against four different sets of criminal charges, plus a pair of civil lawsuits that threaten to sink his New York businesses and cost him $83.3 million for defamation of the writer E. Jean Carroll.