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Trump PAC pays over $1 million to lawyer in New York investigation

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 9/22/2022 Brady Knox
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Former President Donald Trump's political action committees have paid over $1 million in fees to his lawyer in the New York investigation, Alina Habba.

Most of this money, $943,000, has been paid since April by Trump's Save America PAC, according to campaign finance disclosures, ABC News reported. The payments are set to increase drastically in light of New York Attorney General Letitia James's sweeping Wednesday lawsuit seeking $250 million.

Trump's PACs have paid a significant amount in legal funds, with the Save America PAC alone paying $7 million since its launch in 2020, according to the outlet.

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James's newest lawsuit claims that Trump and his organization "repeatedly and persistently manipulated the value of assets to induce banks to lend money to the Trump Organization on more favorable terms than [what] would otherwise have been available to the company."

Trump has fervently denied the accusations.

"It is abundantly clear that the Attorney General’s Office has exceeded its statutory authority by prying into transactions where absolutely no wrongdoing has taken place," Habba said in a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner. "We are confident that our judicial system will not stand for this unchecked abuse of authority, and we look forward to defending our client."

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James has also engendered criticism within her own party, with former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, filing a lawsuit accusing her of improperly handling the investigation into his alleged sexual assaults of multiple women, saying she used it to further her own career.

 

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