Trump Campaign Paid $50,000 To Law Firm Representing Trump Jr.

US President Donald Trump waves as he arrives for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Trump will be the parade's guest of honor to commemorate the 1... US President Donald Trump waves as he arrives for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Trump will be the parade's guest of honor to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. U.S. troops will open the parade Friday as is traditional for the guest of honor. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) MORE LESS
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July 17, 2017 10:26 a.m.

Last month, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign paid $50,000 to the law firm that is now representing his son as Donald Trump Jr. faces questions about his meeting with a Russian lawyer on the premise of receiving incriminating information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government.

According to a new filing with the Federal Election Commission, the $50,000 was paid to Alan Futerfas’ firm on June 27, which wasn’t long after White House adviser Jared Kushner updated a portion of his security clearance to reflect meetings with foreign officials, including the meeting between Trump Jr. and the Russian lawyer, CNN reported.

The payment was labeled as a “legal consulting” fee, according to CNN, and could be unrelated to the Trump Jr. Russia story. A campaign is allowed to pay the legal fees of someone associated with it, if the legal issue arises out of a campaign.

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