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Inside Trump's $52 million spending spree of donor money

Donald Trump has a lot of legal problems. So do his company and three eldest children. And often, political donors are footing the bill. A Business Insider analysis found that Trump supporters funded at least $52,431,858 in legal services in 2023 through two political action committees the GOP frontrunner controls. The vast majority of the legal spending appears to be on cases that were personal in nature.

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    TRUMP’S SPENDING SPREE

    Trump’s legal expenses form the vast majority of 2023 disbursements from the two fundraising entities, the Save America PAC and Make America Great Again PAC. Only about $861,000 was spent on law firms working exclusively on political issues.

    Donald Trump spent over $52 million in PAC donor money. Here's where it all went.

    Donald Trump spent over $52 million in PAC donor money. Here's where it all went.

    TRUMP’S FRAUD TRIAL

    The firm that received the most money from Trump's donors was Robert & Robert, which collected nearly $5.3 million from the Save America PAC and was deeply involved in Trump's defense at his New York fraud-trial.

    E. JEAN CARROLL TRIALS

    Last year, Trump's PACs paid more than $4 million to the law firm run by Alina Habba and Michael Madaio. They’ve been involved in several of Trump's personal lawsuits, including the two trials related to the sexual-abuse and defamation claims from Carroll.

    TRUMP’S LEGAL CASES

    Trump is poised to spend even more money on legal expenses this year. In March, he's expected to sit for his first criminal trial, over the Manhattan district attorney's indictment over the payments to Stormy Daniels.

    Trump's legal losing streak continues — a British judge tossed out his lawsuit over the infamous Russia dossier

    Trump's legal losing streak continues — a British judge tossed out his lawsuit over the infamous Russia dossier

    Donald Trump's legal troubles are getting worse. A judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by Trump that accused a former British spy of making "scandalous claims" about him.

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