Trump has been fund raising and campaigning for the 2020 reelection since the moment he took office, which is highly unusual. No president does that, but we now know why he’s doing it. It’s all a guise so that he can funnel campaign money into his own pockets, which he is already doing.
The Palmer Report puts it this way: “Donald Trump isn’t running for reelection; he’s only pretending. No president campaigns for a second term while he’s still in his first few months in office. Yet Trump has been holding events and fundraisers under the guise of a 2020 reelection campaign, which he’s already technically kicked off, but it’s been exposed as nothing more than a front so he can pocket the money he’s raising. And now we know how he’s funneling it back to himself.”
Campaign funds have been used over the last few months to pay for legal fees to attorneys for Trump and his son Trump Jr. They’ve apparently used over 2/3 of a million dollars. No wonder Trump has been campaigning so hard. He’s quite literally funneling money through his campaign into his own pockets.
The spending included $50,000 in legal expenses to lawyer Alan Futerfas, who is now representing Donald Trump Jr., on June 27th.
Trump disclosed $677,826 in payments described in filings as “legal consulting” between April and June of 2017 – a significant chunk of the $4.37 million his campaign spent overall – as the number and velocity of investigations into potential Russian interference in the 2016 election increased.
The campaign spent significantly more in this area during the late spring and summer than during the first three months of the year, when it reported paying $249,344 on legal expenses. Trump has spent more than $4.5 million of campaign funds on legal costs since the beginning of his campaign.
Trump’s campaign reported paying $538,265 in the last three months to Jones Day, the campaign’s law firm, up from $190,306 in the first quarter of 2017.
Trump’s campaign and two affiliated joint fundraising committees disclosed raising $13.9 million on Saturday.
While he’s labeled the fees as “legal consulting”, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that’s yet another example of fraud. Once again, we have to wonder, where’s the billions Trump claims to have? If he’s really a successful businessman, why is he having to trick people into paying his legal fees for him?
It’s only a matter of time before Trump is impeached or he resigns because of this Russian scandal. Perhaps he plans to resign after he has swindled ignorant Americans out of their money under his the guise of a reelection campaign.