Trump spent $76 million on attorneys in last two years as legal issues grow before election(Part-2)

“It’s a terrible thing that’s happening here,” Trump said reporters in early November after leaving the New York fraud courtroom. I call it a sad day for America. Trump faces two criminal accusations for allegedly attempting to sabotage the 2020 election and retaining confidential data at his Mar-a-Largo estate in Florida.

Georgia charges him with illegally plotting to overthrow the election. He was accused by New York City prosecutors with paying hush money during the 2016 presidential campaign to conceal a sexual connection.

According to FEC documents, Chris Kise, who left Foley & Lardner to become Trump's attorney, received $5.1 million in contributor funds over the past two years. In the New York fraud complaint, Kise and Habba represented Trump. The state might prevent him from conducting business and fine him several hundred million dollars.

After leaving Foley & Lardner, Kise joined Continental PLLC in Florida, which got $5.4 million in Trump contributor money, according legal documents. Trump's campaign paid Atlanta attorney Steven Sadow $1.5 million in late 2023. Trump recruited Sadow to represent him in Georgia election subversion.

Attorneys representing Trump co-defendants and prospective witnesses were paid by the campaign. Brand Woodward Law in Washington earned $660,000, mostly in 2023. Trump valet Walt Nauta, a client, is accused of attempting to hide Mar-a-Lago security camera recordings from investigators.

Despite an email request, accounting professor Bartov did not answer. He's not an attorney, but Save America paid him approximately $930,000 for legal consultation, showing the pros and disadvantages of supporting Trump. He earlier told an AP reporter that Engoron, the New York civil fraud judge, misrepresented his evidence.

The NY AG's case against Trump hinges on his corporate financials. The attorney general alleges that the former president overstated the worth of Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago to acquire loans and commercial dealings.

Bartov, recruited for his expertise, testified in early December that he uncovered no accounting wrongdoing. Judge Engoron openly condemned Bartov less than two weeks later. Engoron noted that he had previously found several evident flaws in Trump's financial filings.