Trump Campaign PAC Has Spent More Than $40 Million On Legal Expenses

( – Former President Donald Trump’s political action committee (PAC) has reportedly spent more than $40 million on legal fees since the beginning of the year, according to a report by the Washington Post.

The PAC, dubbed “Save America,” disclosed approximately $40.2 million in expenses related to the former president’s ongoing legal battles to the Federal Election Commission on Monday, July 31. Out of all the expenses the Trump campaign has incurred, the ongoing legal battles attempting to fend off two criminal indictments is by far the biggest.

The news comes as Trump continues to face a two-front legal war, with an indictment from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over an alleged hush payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Trump is also facing a federal indictment from the Biden administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) which accuses the former president of illegally retaining classified documents in his Mar-a-Lago, Florida home.

The legal spending is more than double the $16 million raised by Save America in 2022, according to CNN. The PAC gets most of its money from small donations. Save America’s legal spending has raised sharp criticism from prosecutors citing a potential conflict of interest between Trump and witnesses in the on-going legal battles.

Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheong told CNN that the campaign’s ongoing legal spending is to provide legal protection from the legal harassment from President Joe Biden and his “cronies.”

The former president also faces the potential of new criminal indictments arising in Washington and Fulton County, Georgia, potentially being formally accused of election interference. Trump has denied the allegations, and has denounced the effort to criminally charge him as a “witch hunt.”

The news also comes as new charges have been filed against the former president in the DOJ indictment, further accusing him of conspiring with Mar-a-Lago staffers to delete subpoenaed security footage in the resort. Trump has vehemently denied these allegations and has insisted that he willingly turned over the footage. Trump is expected to stand trial in the classified documents case in May 2024.

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