How much did Democratic donors pay for Joe Biden’s legal defense? At least $1M
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Trump's legal expenses have dwarfed the President's, but Republicans cry 'hypocrisy' all the same.

Democratic donors covered more than $1 million in legal fees racked up by attorneys representing President Joe Biden in a yearlong special counsel probe into his handling of classified documents.

The use of party funds to cover Biden’s legal bills is not without precedent and falls within the bounds of campaign finance law, but it could cloud Biden’s ability to continue to hammer former President Donald Trump over his far more extensive use of donor funds to cover his legal bills.

The former President has tapped more than $100 million in donor money for a web of legal challenges, ranging from his upcoming criminal trial in New York over hush money payments to ongoing prosecutions over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection and his refusal to turn over classified documents to the federal government after leaving office.

For months, Biden aides and advisers have criticized Trump and Republicans for their spending on the former president’s legal issues, which has left the GOP campaign cash-strapped and diverted resources from battleground states.

The payments to Biden attorney Bob Bauer and the law firm Hemenway & Barnes were disclosed in regular campaign finance reports to the Federal Election Commission. Two people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the payments, confirmed the money went for work on the Biden probe. Axios first reported on the payments.

The money for Biden’s legal team came from the Democratic National Committee’s legal account, according to the people. That account is primarily funded by high-dollar donors who have already met federal contribution limits for the party’s political activities.

“If these corrupt Democrats didn’t have HYPOCRISY, they’d have NOTHING!” the Republican National Committee said in a post Friday on X.


Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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  • Impeach Biden

    April 13, 2024 at 3:59 pm

    Bailing out the hologram. Joe is a bumbling, fumbling teleprompter reader. He has no idea what he is reading. He does what the master behind the curtain says. All bow to the hologram.

    • Tom

      April 15, 2024 at 8:18 am

      Versus what exactly? trump renegotiating the civil war?

      “I’m so attracted to seeing it,” Trump said. “So many mistakes were made. See, there was something I think could have been negotiated to be honest with you. … I was reading something and I said, ‘This is something that could have been negotiated … that was a that was a tough one for our country… If you negotiated it, you probably wouldn’t even know who Abraham Lincoln was … but that would have been OK.”

    • Dont Say FLA

      April 16, 2024 at 12:40 pm

      That is great news, IBS! If Joe is just a puppet, then we need not be concerned with his age. Whoever’s been pulling the strings to such spectacular success can keep pulling them even if Joe’s gone completely Weekend At Bernie’s.

      Or we could have Trump again. He definitely pulls his own string. Unfortunately all’s Trump’s string does is trigger a stupid voice that says the same old stupid things.

    • rick whitaker

      April 16, 2024 at 12:55 pm

      IM, your opinion about biden is meaningless. it is tainted with your usual dose of lies and misconceptions. congratulations, you have just embarrassed your self again by exposing your tired use of lies and misconceptions. IM, i am not picking on you, i’m just shedding light on your poorly composed posts or rants. you can’t really agree or disagree with me, you don’t have the skills or facts to do so. keep trying though, i know it must somehow make you feel important to be espousing your lame opinions. that is just a problem you have that you don’t address or repair. nothing i can do for you dude. you’re just mental toast and don’t know it. the maga forces have really brainwashed you bad. being the brainwashed being that you are, you are affectively been put to sleep by maga. WAKE UP!

  • Michael K

    April 14, 2024 at 4:01 pm

    And what, exactly, are the “high crimes and misdemeanors” Republicans are claiming were committed by President Biden?

    We know the sordid details of every one of the 91 felony indictments filed against Trump, as well as the details in the two articles of impeachment that Congress passed.

    I’d love to know, specifically, what charges Republicans are filing against Biden. Anyone?

    We all know that Trump’s hostile takeover of the RNC is all about funneling even more sucker donor gifts into his pockets because $100 million is not enough.

  • Andrew Finn

    April 15, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Well. no matter what. Joe Biden has nothing to worry about. After all — # 1 his name is not Trump and # 2 he is a democrat. —- No problem — nothing to see here — let’s just move along Blah Blah Blah !!!!!!

    • rick whitaker

      April 16, 2024 at 1:01 pm

      ANDREW, after that post, i don’t know whether to call you a fool or clown. a clown does it on purpose, and a fool by definition, does not know what they are saying. i think you MAY be a foolish clown.

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