Trump Is A Billionaire: Why Does He Need Donors To Pay For A Legal Defense Fund

Trump is a billionaire. So, why does he need donors to pay for his legal defense? If you have a billion dollars, why not just pay for your own legal defense? Why do the hillbillies need to send their disability checks to Trump so they end up paying for his crimes?

It’s sort of like the bank robber setting up a legal defense fund to raise money to pay for him getting caught robbing the bank. Now they’ve created a legal defense fund called Patriots Legal Defense. And it plays into the if you’re a patriot then you should send your money in to Trump, so he doesn’t have to waste any of his own money to pay for the crimes he’s been charged with. Right now, the website is expired, so that shows you just how bad they are at getting things set up.

Instead, you, the hapless rube whom Trump wouldn’t even give the time of day to, requires you to pay for his criminal charges. And don’t forget, he will end up paying for the least credible ambulance chaser attorney he can get, which will cost a lot less than what he will raise in donor money.

And speaking of Patriots Legal Defense Fund. Trump did this in February 2018, and back then it was called Patriots Legal Expense Fund.

The Patriot Legal Expense Fund Trust filed paperwork Tuesday with the Internal Revenue Service and the Delaware secretary of state, declaring it will operate as a political committee and help defray the legal costs of “eligible persons” involved in the investigations.

The trust plans to allow both individuals and “entities” to make unlimited donations that will be pooled to defray the costs of multiple recipients, according to paperwork filed in January with the Office of Government Ethics.

But the filings offered little insight into how the fund will operate, raising concerns about its transparency and how it will comply with conflict of interest rules, ethics experts said.

Legal defense fund for Trump aides launches amid questions about donor transparency – The Washington Post

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Former President Donald Trump’s team is creating a legal defense fund to help offset some of the enormous bills incurred as his legal troubles mount, two sources familiar with the planning told CNN.

The fund is expected to cover the bills of some of Trump’s current and former aides and employees who have been wrapped up in various investigations into the former president. Trump’s political action committee, Save America, spent more than $40 million on legal fees for him and many of his associates since the start of 2023.

The new fund will be called the Patriot Legal Defense Fund Inc., according to the sources, and will be led by Trump associate and adviser Michael Glassner.

A Trump spokesperson blamed “the weaponized Department of Justice” and special counsel Jack Smith for targeting “innocent Americans associated with President Trump.”

“In order to combat these heinous actions by Joe Biden’s cronies and to protect these innocent people from financial ruin and prevent their lives from being completely destroyed, a new legal defense fund will help pay for their legal fees to ensure they have representation against unlawful harassment,” the spokesperson told CNN.

The New York Times first reported the expected creation of the fund.

Smith filed new charges on Thursday against the former president, his aide Walt Nauta and a third defendant, Carlos De Oliveira, in the case alleging Trump mishandled classified documents after leaving the White House. The new charges included allegations that Trump and his employees attempted to delete Mar-a-Lago security footage sought by the grand jury. Both Nauta and De Oliveira are being represented by attorneys paid for by Trump’s operation.

Earlier this year, Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on more than 30 counts related to business fraud. He also faces potential charges in the special counsel’s grand jury investigation into the lead-up to January 6, 2021, as well as an investigation by the Fulton County district attorney’s office in Georgia relating to attempts by him and his allies to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election result.

Trump has expanded his legal team in light of the mounting legal battles he is facing.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2023/07/30/politics/trump-legal-defense-fund/

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