Tens of thousands of dollars have reportedly been donated this year for legal defense expenses of US President Donald Trump’s allies in the so-called Russia probe.
A Los Angeles developer who has been a large political contributor to Trump gave the highest donation in the most recent quarter, Politico reported Monday, citing obtained filings.
Geoffrey Palmer chipped in $100,000 in late June,
To raise money amid the investigations, a trio of lawyers set up a new legal defense fund in February, called the Patriot Legal Expense Fund Trust, which is being managed by former New York GOP congresswoman Nan Hayworth.
“Philip Ruffin, a billionaire casino mogul who has worked with Trump and accompanied him to Moscow for the Miss Universe Pageant in 2013, contributed $50,000 in April, the documents show. Continental Resources Inc., an oil shale company whose CEO, Harold Hamm, has advised Trump on policy, kicked in $25,000 in May,” read the