#USA / #TrumpRussia / #Funds / #RNC / #DonaldTrump

According to the Federal Election Commission, it’s legal for politicians to use campaign funds for legal bills relating to their campaign, so long as the funds are not public contributions. But Reuters notes that, “While previous presidential campaigns have used these funds to pay for routine legal matters such as ballot access disputes and compliance requirements, Trump would be the first US president in the modern campaign finance era to use such funds to cover the costs of responding to a criminal probe, said election law experts.”

And, as one expert told Reuters, public funds cannot be used to cover legal fees from criminal investigations:

via Report: Trump Has Been Using Campaign and RNC Money to Finance Lawyers in Russia Criminal Probe [Updated]

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