Trump Campaign Paid Donald Trump Jr.’s Lawyer $50K Retainer Days Before NYT Report

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Trump Campaign Paid Donald Trump Jr.’s Lawyer $50K Retainer Days Before NYT Report [Photo Credit: Facebook]
Newly filed campaign disclosure forms show Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign paid a $50,000 retainer to criminal defense attorney Alan Futerfas, who is representing his son, Donald Trump Jr. on June 27. That’s 11 days before the New York Times bombshell report on July 8, that he held a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer to get dirt on Hillary Clinton as part of the Russian government’s efforts to help his father’s campaign.

During a conversation with reporters on Air Force One en route to Paris on July 12, Trump said, “I only heard about it two or three days ago.”

Um, but didn’t Donald Trump say he only found out about the meeting at the time of the NY Times reporting? So, he lied again? Who didn’t see that coming?

It’s also interesting that Donald Trump, who likes to brag about how wealthy he is, would use campaign funds to pay his son’s legal bill. He claims he’s worth $10 billion, but Bloomberg News and Forbes say he’s worth much less.