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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:23 PM

Trumps campaign is still spending heavily -4Million+- to defend against ongoing civil lawsuits


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.@politico analysis: Trump’s campaign committee is still spending heavily to defend against ongoing civil lawsuits http://politi.co/2pGHiQc










Trump legal tab: $4 million and rising


http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/20/trump-legal-fees-237386


A trail of legal cases stemming from his unconventional campaign still dogs the president months after the election.

By Kenneth P. Vogel

04/20/17 05:11 AM EDT


........................The analysis of court and campaign filings found that Trump’s campaign committee is still spending heavily to defend against ongoing civil lawsuits alleging assault, incitement, threats and other illegal behavior by the president, his supporters and staff. But in at least four ongoing cases, Trump’s campaign had yet to make a publicly disclosed payment to the law firms representing it, paid months late or paid in tiny amounts that don’t appear commensurate with the amount of work performed by the firms.

In some cases, lawyers from the Trump Organization assisted outside law firms paid by the campaign in defending cases that named both Trump’s campaign and his company, blurring the line between Trump’s political and business operations. And there were at least two cases in which Trump’s campaign appears to have settled lawsuits quietly by making lump-sum payments to firms involved in the cases, which it listed in its Federal Election Commission reports as “legal consulting.”

In all, FEC filings show that Trump’s campaign has paid out nearly $4 million in “legal consulting” and “legal fees,” including $556,000 since Election Day. That total is more than twice as much as former President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign spent on legal fees through this point in his first term............................





In one lawsuit — in which depositions are planned in Washington, D.C., in the coming weeks of several people “who currently hold high-level positions in the Trump administration,” according to court filings — a former Trump campaign staffer accuses the campaign brass of failing to act after he and others reported that Trump’s then-North Carolina state director had pointed a loaded .45-caliber pistol at them on different occasions..........................




http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-staffer-gun-allegedly-pulled-lawsuit-226909




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Donald Trump's campaign has not responded to a request for comment on the lawsuit. | AP Photo
Lawsuit claims Trump campaign turned blind eye when staffer pulled gun

By Nolan D. McCaskill

08/11/16 11:41 AM EDT


Donald Trump’s North Carolina state director allegedly pulled a gun on multiple Trump staffers but was never admonished by the Trump campaign, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Vincent Bordini, who is identified as “a dedicated, loyal Trump Campaign staffer” in the suit, accused Earl Phillip of pulling a gun on him in February.

“It happened in Phillip’s Jeep,” the complaint alleges...........................

The .45-caliber pistol was loaded and the safety was off, the complaint said, noting that had the two hit a bump in the road, a bullet hole, at minimum, would have been the result.

“Once the initial shock wore off, Vincent said, ‘What the f--- are you doing?’ .............................................................................

The suit also claims that Phillip brandished a gun at the campaign’s regional director of Western North Carolina, whom initially Bordini reported the incident to. “He was terrified,” the suit said. “Vincent then spoke with Stuart Jolly, the Trump Campaign’s National Field Director, about the incident. Nothing happened. Vincent came to hear of at least four other individuals on whom Phillip had pulled a gun.”

Bordini also reported the encounter to then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in March by phone.

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