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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:58 PM

'Nothing about this is normal': RNC payments to Trump attorneys irk GOP officials

Source: CNN



Updated 5:21 PM ET, Wed November 24, 2021
RNC continues to pay Trump's bills as a sign of loyalty



(CNN)A pair of payments the Republican National Committee made to a law firm representing former President Donald Trump is raising questions among former and current GOP officials about the party's priorities in a critical election year and its ability to remain neutral -- as long-standing RNC rules require -- in the 2024 presidential primary.


The separate payments to Fischetti and Malgieri LLP totalling $121,670, listed in the committee's latest filing to the Federal Election Commission, were first reported on Monday. Ronald Fischetti, a partner at the New York-based firm, was hired by the Trump Organization in April amid ongoing investigations into the real estate company's financial practices by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and state Attorney General Letitia James.

A spokesperson for the RNC said the party's executive committee recently "approved paying for certain legal expenses that relate to politically motivated legal proceedings waged against President Trump," and defended the payments as "entirely appropriate" as the party "continue[s] assisting in fighting back against the Democrats' never ending witch hunt and attacks on [Trump]."

However, some RNC members and donors accused the party of running afoul of its own neutrality rules and misplacing its priorities. Some of these same officials who spoke to CNN also questioned why the party would foot the legal bills of a self-professed billionaire who was sitting on a $102 million war chest as recently as July and has previously used his various political committees to cover legal costs. According to FEC filings from August, the former President's Make America Great Again committee has paid Jones Day more than $37,000 since the beginning of the year, while his Make America Great Again super PAC has paid a combined $7.8 million to attorneys handling his lawsuits related to the 2020 election. .......................................

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/politics/trump-rnc-payments/index.html



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Reply 'Nothing about this is normal': RNC payments to Trump attorneys irk GOP officials (Original post)
riversedge Nov 24 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 24 #1
Rebl2 Nov 24 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 24 #16
Joinfortmill Nov 24 #22
calimary Thursday #33
aggiesal Nov 24 #23
Larissa Friday #40
Leghorn21 Nov 24 #2
NullTuples Nov 24 #4
dchill Nov 24 #3
aggiesal Nov 24 #24
cilla4progress Nov 24 #5
calimary Thursday #34
ananda Nov 24 #6
Deb Nov 24 #7
Baked Potato Nov 24 #8
monkeyman1 Nov 24 #9
myohmy2 Nov 24 #10
KS Toronado Friday #42
keithbvadu2 Nov 24 #11
Grasswire2 Nov 24 #12
keithbvadu2 Thursday #26
ck4829 Nov 24 #13
Marcuse Nov 24 #14
calimary Thursday #35
Rhiannon12866 Nov 24 #17
calimary Thursday #36
Larissa Friday #41
Captain Zero Nov 24 #18
monkeyman1 Thursday #37
nakocal Nov 24 #19
NEOBuckeye Nov 24 #20
not fooled Nov 24 #21
dalton99a Thursday #25
ExTex Thursday #27
twodogsbarking Thursday #28
NCjack Thursday #29
bucolic_frolic Thursday #30
dbonds Thursday #31
bluestarone Thursday #32
monkeyman1 Thursday #38
Scruffy1 Friday #39

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:01 PM

1. A billionaire needs $121 K to help him out? Perhaps there is RNC entanglement in tRump's NY biz. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:00 PM

15. Just may be

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:03 PM

16. Another possibility is that tRump is effectively broke, skint, or bankrupt. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:40 PM

22. We can hope

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:53 PM

33. Yes. We can hope. And we do!

I hope that bastard lays a big egg. One he can’t eat.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:42 PM

23. It's grift ...

If someone else can pay $121K, that's $121K he's saved.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 04:18 AM

40. To quote Ratso Rizzo in "Midnight Cowboy"

"Well if it's free then I ain't stealing."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:02 PM

2. Hey, all you idiots!!

Hahahahahahahahahaaahahahaaahahahahahahahaaaaha!!!

“Normal??!? You want NORMAL??!?”

Hahahahahaahahahahahahahaaahahahahahahahahaahaha!!!!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:27 PM

4. Right? NOW they suddenly want normal????

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:06 PM

3. "Some Republicans are fuming..."

Yeah, well, they'll just have to get over it. The Trump Squad's in charge, now. Anybody who donated to the RNC meant to donate it to Trump, anyway.

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Response to dchill (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:45 PM

24. I'm tired of the generic term "Some Republicans ..." ...

They should be more specific.
Who are the "some"?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:27 PM

5. You know, they think he gamed us -

but it's THEM he gamed.

Too bad more don't care.

Mass psychosis!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:54 PM

34. Yeah, no kidding!

But I suspect many of them WANT to be fooled. They desperately want the world to be the way he claims it is, not how actual reality says it is.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:30 PM

6. ROFL. That's rich since corruption is their MO.

In fact, it's a GOP job requirement.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:35 PM

7. Hey Donald, they OWE you bigly. Take whatever you need, it's yours.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:38 PM

8. The RNC, bastion of honesty, rock solid integrity,

unwavering commitment to the law, all-around beacon of truth?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:40 PM

9. repub's screwing us & now their complaining TFG taking them to the cleaner's - karma !

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:41 PM

10. excellent...

...we're witnessing the 'trump vs. no-trump' puke divide playing out...

...c'mon national Dems, fuel these flames of puke discontent...

...there's opportunity here if for no other reason than contrast between us and the pukes...

...a party divided can not stand...

...let's help them divide...

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Response to myohmy2 (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 08:45 AM

42. Hell yes, let's help them divide!

Midterms are right around the corner.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:51 PM

11. It is normal in the Trump cult.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:11 PM

12. yeah and he's killing off the voter base with Covid denialism, too!

Think of all the yokels who resisted the vaccine due to him.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:48 AM

26. The vaccine he made sure to take.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:40 PM

13. K&R

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:55 PM

14. But he's owning the libs!

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 02:56 PM

35. Nope. Not THIS "lib," anyway.

Nor any of the rest of us, either.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 05:00 PM

36. LOVE these!

Especially the last one!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 04:24 AM

41. The GOP's stingy attitude is the thanks he gets

For deworming the Republican party.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:28 PM

18. TFG IS extorting the Republican Party.

Extortion is one of his 'business' skills.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 07:27 PM

37. pay my bill's or I'll run my mouth ??

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:41 PM

19. By politically motivated, they mean acts that are a felony

and are being investigated by a state law agency.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:25 PM

20. Grfiter's Gonna Grift

C'mon guys, you knew who and what he was when you picked him up, didn't you?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:17 PM

21. Cheap at the price

puke complainers should just shut up. He's the best front man since St. Ronnie. Whatever he costs, it's worth it because he's so effective at getting the goobers to vote against their own interests.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:41 AM

25. Kick

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 06:42 AM

28. They are obviously not loyal,

and how dare they question the orange baloon.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 07:39 AM

29. I like what the RNC is doing. The more they spend on TFG,

the less they have to spend on election campaigns.

The RNC should adopt TFG and pay his bills for the rest of his life and beyond.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:26 AM

30. I'm skeptical this is something new, probably tradition in New York dating back 50 years

Maybe not with the GOP, but other 'alt funding' for legal cases and everything else

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:56 AM

31. RNC is being held hostage.


If they don't do what donnie wants, then he has already stated he is leaving the party to form his own. Of course, that wouldn't be a winning move for either RNC or donnie. But he is willing to destroy them to get his bills paid.

If the RNC wants to survive they need to purge all the magats.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:11 AM

32. HEY BIG donors

You gonna continue to give this asshole all your money???

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 07:32 PM

38. they saddled their ass with him & now can't figure out how to dump his cheap ass !!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 01:41 AM

39. It's very simple.

A whole lot of candidates would like some money from that 100+million-dollar war chest. He can use it for any political reason and a small favor like paying these lawyers might help the RNC get some of the dough.

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