RNC is paying some of Trump’s legal fees in New York probe into Trump Organization

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The RNC made two payments totaling $121,670 to Fischetti and Malgieri LLP in October, the committee’s recently filed report with the Federal Election Commission shows. Ronald Fischetti, a partner in the firm and a criminal defense attorney, is representing Trump in a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization’s business practices.

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Fischetti did not immediately respond to Granthshala’s request for comment. Trump’s aides also did not immediately react.

An RNC spokesman said in a statement that its “executive committee has approved the payment of certain legal costs that relate to politically motivated legal proceedings against President Trump.”

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“As a leader of our party, defending President Trump and his record of achievement is important to the GOP,” she said. “It is entirely appropriate for the RNC to continue to help the Democrats fight against the never-ending witch hunt and attacks on it.”

The Democratic National Committee swiftly seized on the statement, saying that “the RNC said it best: Donald Trump leads the Republican Party.”

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“Ronna McDaniel and the Republican National Committee are using their donor money to protect Trump’s personal legal defense while he sits on campaign funding, along with hundreds of millions of his own,” spokeswoman Adona Beale said in the statement. “This is the GOP of today – a party that would do anything for a divisive and incompetent former president who cost his party the House, the Senate and the White House, and thousands of Americans with their lives and livelihoods. If we were the donors of the RNC , so we would definitely be asking questions.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office is investigating the Trump Organization and its officials in a comprehensive investigation to determine whether it improperly inflated the value of assets to obtain loans and insurance or underpay taxes. To reduce the values.

James’ office worked closely with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office earlier this year to announce the indictment of the Trump Organization and its Chief Financial Officer Alan Weiselberg on charges of running a 15-year tax fraud scheme.

This story has been updated with additional details on Monday.

Granthshala’s Cara Scannell contributed to this report.

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