Politics A legal defense fund is reportedly in progress to pay for Trump team lawyers

01:06  10 september  2017
01:06  10 september  2017 Source:   The Week

Trump's legal team reportedly told investigators that Trump did not obstruct justice by firing James Comey

  Trump's legal team reportedly told investigators that Trump did not obstruct justice by firing James Comey AP Photo/Andrew HarnikPresident Donald Trump's legal team has met with and sent memos to special counsel Robert Mueller arguing that Trump did not obstruct justice when he abruptly fired James Comey as FBI director in May, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. In one June memo, Trump's lawyers reportedly argued that the president has full authority, granted by the Constitution, to hire or fire whomever he wants, and therefore did not obstruct justice.

election meddling, a legal defense fund is reportedly being created to offset the cost of retaining high-dollar attorneys such as the lawyer White House The fund will allow third parties to cover hefty legal bills for the Trump team members under scrutiny, The Daily Beast reports, citing unnamed

Although the RNC does have a legal defense fund , it well predates the Russia investigations and is Despite his tweeting and troubled relationship with the truth, President Trump ’s lawyers are worried He will reportedly discuss the case with anyone and everyone he meets him, because the “subject

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Following the news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller intends to interview high-ranking current and former White House staff as part of his investigation into Russian election meddling, a legal defense fund is reportedly being created to offset the cost of retaining high-dollar attorneys such as the lawyer White House communications director Hope Hicks has hired.

The fund will allow third parties to cover hefty legal bills for the Trump team members under scrutiny, The Daily Beast reports, citing unnamed officials close to the White House and Mueller's probe. The lawyers selected "will likely bill between $500 and $1000 per hour."

Trump lawyers give Mueller arguments for Trump, against Comey

  Trump lawyers give Mueller arguments for Trump, against Comey <p>President Donald Trump's legal team has met with special counsel Robert Mueller to discuss the investigation and has prepared memos arguing Trump did not obstruct justice when he fired then-FBI Director James Comey.</p>The source said the memos prepared for Mueller argue the President's powers under the Constitution inherently give him the right to fire the FBI director for any reason, meaning the move could not have been obstruction of justice.

So far, Trump 's campaign organization has only paid the legal fees of one person: Donald Trump Jr., with election records through the end of June showing his lawyer was paid ,000. But Trump reportedly struggled with the decision to end the program and asked his aides for a "way out" of the

Bannon Reportedly Believes Kushner Pushed Comey Firing, Priebus Should Give Account to The profile noted that some people want Trump to use the RNC’s legal defense fund to handle the They have their own things they want to pay for . But that shows you that there’s a lot of competing

Hicks' lawyer is reported to be Robert Trout of Trout Cacheris & Janis, a Washington, D.C., firm. The communications director has worked with President Trump since his pre-campaign days and is among his most trusted staffers. She is known for keeping a low public profile, but has come to Mueller's attention — along with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and several other current advisers — because she was present during key events, like the crafting of Trump's misleading statement about the meeting Donald Trump Jr. had with a Russian lawyer before the election.

Ex-Trump aide Flynn's family creates fund for 'enormous' legal fees .
Relatives of former national security adviser Michael Flynn have set up a fund to help pay for his legal defense against federal and congressional investigations into potential collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. The fund was established by Flynn's brother Joe and sister Barbara Redgate, who said in a statement the "enormous expense" of legal fees had put a "tremendous financial burden on our brother Mike and his family." They asked supporters of the retired U.S. general, "veterans, and all people of goodwill" to contribute to the fund, which will collect donations from U.S.

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