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As Trump Raked In Money Denying His Loss, Little Went to Precise Authorized Struggle


A lot of the cash seems to have come on-line and from smaller contributors, with comparatively few five- and six-figure checks, particularly as soon as the calendar turned to December. One $100,000 test in early December got here from Elaine J. Wold, a serious Republican donor in Florida.

Although his race was over, Mr. Trump’s voracious on-line fund-raising from Nov. 24 by means of the top of the yr even outpaced that of the 2 Republican senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who have been competing within the Georgia runoff elections that will decide management of the chamber.

Throughout these 39 days, Mr. Trump and his shared committees with the R.N.C. raised $80 million on-line; Ms. Loeffler and Mr. Perdue mixed for nearer to $75 million. Each misplaced.

Mr. Trump did incur some authorized prices from greater than a dozen regulation corporations.

He paid $1.6 million to Kasowitz Benson Torres, greater than $500,000 to Jones Day and about $600,00 to Dechert. The regulation agency of Kurt Hilbert, who was on Mr. Trump’s phone call pressuring the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, Brad Raffensperger, to “discover” votes to overturn the election consequence, was paid greater than $480,000. A $3 million cost went to the Wisconsin election fee to pay for a recount.

One main Republican donor, C. Boyden Grey, who contributed greater than $2 million to Republicans within the 2020 cycle, additionally supplied authorized consulting for Mr. Trump, incomes $114,000.

The person who made so many public appearances on behalf of Mr. Trump as his private lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, reported no funds by the previous president’s marketing campaign. His agency was reimbursed for $63,423 in journey in mid-December.

An affiliate of Mr. Giuliani’s had requested that he be paid $20,000 a day for his work for Mr. Trump, which Mr. Giuliani initially denied. He later acknowledged the request to The New York Occasions, however he has continued to publicly deny getting cash for his work, together with in a radio look on Sunday.