PressTV-‘Donations for Trump allies in Russia probe’

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

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