Federal Election Commission records show that President Trump’s campaign has spent nearly $228,000 to cover some of the legal costs for Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, ABC News reported Monday.
The Trump campaign made three payments to McDermott Will and Emery, which represents Cohen, between October 2017 and January 2018.
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ABC News noted that it is illegal for campaign funds to be spent for personal use, and that Cohen has publicly stated that he was not formally part of the campaign.
A Trump campaign spokesman declined to comment to ABC News and Cohen’s attorney did not return the network’s requests for comment.
This new report comes after federal prosecutors revealed that Cohen is under criminal investigation and after the FBI raided Cohen’s office earlier this month.