# 039, President Trump &;s Re Election Effort raised $10 million Thus Much

Donald Trump speaking at the White House in Washington on Friday

Donald Trump speaking at the White House in Washington on Friday. Associated Press Susan Walsh

According to the report, the Trump campaign paid $1.1 million in legal fees in the fourth quarter of 2017, and has spent $4 million since he took office previous year.

That's according to the campaign's latest quarterly federal election commission filing.

Trump's campaign and two fundraising committees that jointly raise funds with the Republican National Committee collected a total of almost $20.2 million in the first quarter, the Post reported.

The Trump campaign paid another $13,500 to McDermott Will & Emery, a firm that represents Cohen in the ongoing Russian Federation investigations and a newly revealed criminal inquiry. It's not clear whether Trump is actually paying his lawyers, considering the campaign's high legal spending. Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing to have the nondisclosure agreement invalidated.

It's unusual for a sitting president to raise money for re-election early in his term as aggressively as Trump has done. Traditionally, incumbent presidents have waited until after their second year in office to begin their re-election campaign.

An additional $348,000 was paid to the law firm of Jones Day, which is representing the campaign in special counsel Robert Mueller's election probe and in congressional investigations.

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Trump's campaign also paid $93,181 to Harder LLP, which specializes in entertainment law and reputation protection.

Specifically, the Trump campaign spent $3.9 million in the first three months of 2018, and more than $834,000 of that went to attorneys.

Parscale's appointment to the top position in the re-election campaign apparatus is likely to indicate that Trump plans on focusing heavily on online strategies to reach voters and get out the vote in three years, the Independent reports.

The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

He continues to energize small-dollar donors, FEC filings show.

NAIJ.com previously reported that barely after completing one year in the White House, President Trump started preparing for 2020 re-election, selecting Brad Parscale as the campaign manager.

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