A new FEC filing says the Trump Campaign paid over $200,000 to a lawyer for Donald Trump Jr. The Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas got $89,259 in disbursement dated July 14, and $148,665 in disbursement dated August 2. That amounts to $237,924.
Law Newz reached out to the Trump Campaign and Futerfas for comment, and to help put this payment in correct context.
He started working for Jr. amid striking news. After days of ever-shifting statements to The New York Times, the president’s son publicly admitted met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 to get dirt on Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton. A special counsel and several congressional committees are investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded in election interference and cyberattack efforts by the Russian government.
He denied wrongdoing. Though it did raise eyebrows it later turned out the Campaign paid Futerfas to represent Jr. days before the revelations about the 2016 meeting. This was revealed in the last FEC filing in July.