Aug 22, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Trump PAC paid nearly $1 million in legal fees in July

Former President Trump speaks at a rally on July 22 in Arizona. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Former President Trump's political action committee, Save America, spent nearly $1 million on legal fees in July alone, according to a newly released Federal Elections Commission filing.

The big picture: Trump and his allies are involved in several investigations related to the 2020 presidential election. Meanwhile, New York's attorney general is conducting a civil investigation into the Trump Organization.

What we're watching: Trump's legal bills could go up even higher now that he has filed a lawsuit in response to the FBI's search of his Mar-a-Lago residence this month.

By the numbers: The PAC paid 12 law firms a total of about $964,433 in July, up from around $555,000 the month before, according to the filings, published Saturday.

Of note: The money is allowed to be used to pay Trump's legal bills due to the lenient rules governing the use of PAC funds, CNBC reported.

  • Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

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