The New York Post: Trump using campaign funds to pay for legal defense in Russia investigation

President Donald Trump is spending cash donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the criminal probe of Russian interference in the election, a new report said Tuesday.

The Federal Election Commission allows the use of private campaign funds to pay legal bills arising from being a candidate or elected official.

But while previous presidential campaigns have used these funds to pay for routine legal matters such as ballot access disputes and compliance requirements, Trump would be the first president in the modern campaign finance era to use such funds to cover the costs of defending himself in a criminal probe, said election law experts.

>>> Original Source <<<