Trump Campaign Has Spent Nearly $228,000 On Cohen’s Legal Fees

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign-style rally at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va., Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In this Aug. 3, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign-style rally at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va. After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failure... In this Aug. 3, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign-style rally at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va. After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base and re-energize his staunchest supporters. White House officials have been urging the president to refocus on immigration and other issues that resonate with the conservatives, evangelicals and working-class whites who propelled him to the Oval Office. The president has ramped up his media-bashing via Tweet, long a successful tactic for Trump, and asked his base to rally to his defense.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) MORE LESS
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The Trump campaign has spent almost $228,000 to pay some of Michael Cohen’s legal fees, according to a Monday ABC report.

According to FEC records, there are reportedly three payments for “legal consulting” listed to McDermott Will and Emery, where Cohen’s attorney, Stephen Ryan, is a partner. As Cohen says he never had a formal role in the Trump campaign, these payments may be campaign finance violations.

Per ABC, it is unclear exactly what legal work the payments funded, as Ryan has represented Cohen in both Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Trump-Russia probe and the hush money case with Stormy Daniels.

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