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Report: Trump Pledges $430K To Pay Staffers' Russia Probe Legal Fees

Axios reports the Republican National Committee paid roughly the same amount to lawyers representing the president and Donald Trump Jr.
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Report: Trump Pledges $430K To Pay Staffers' Russia Probe Legal Fees

President Donald Trump reportedly pledged at least $430,000 from his own pocket to help former and current White House and campaign staffers pay legal fees related to the Russia investigation.

Axios reports the Republican National Committee shelled out roughly the same amount to lawyers representing the president and his son Donald Trump Jr.

The outlet says the money won't be paid back to the RNC, but paid forward elsewhere.

That said, we don't know much about where that money is going.

One possible option is the legal defense fund the White House was putting finishing touches on in early October. The fund is designed to pay for attorney's fees and the like for staffers who can't afford it.

Since the Russia probe is being carried out by the House, Senate and a special counsel, it'll probably get pretty expensive.

Axios reports the White House is working on getting legal and ethical approval and that President Trump "hasn't ruled out" spending more of his own money for the cause.