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WashPost: RNC Urged to Pay Trump Officials' Legal Costs for Russia Probe

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By    |   Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 11:05 PM

A push is underway to have the Republican National Committee pay the legal fees of President Donald Trump and administration officials involved in various Russia investigations, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

The RNC's legal defense fund is intended to be used for legal challenges facing the Republican Party, such as a potential election recount, the Post noted.

But some people close to the president are pushing the RNC to bear the legal fees of those caught up in the probes – with one unnamed source telling the newspaper the debate is a "robust discussion."

Still, there's plenty of resistance to the effort, with those who oppose the idea saying it'd be more appropriate to create a separate legal defense fund for the case, the Post reported.

RNC officials won't comment, and the White House hasn't said whether Trump, his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and other officials are paying their legal bills themselves or whether they are being covered by an outside entity, the Post reported.

Trump, his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., Kushner, and Vice President Mike Pence all have retained legal counsel to defend them in the Russian investigations.

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A push is underway to have the Republican National Committee pay the legal fees of President Donald Trump and administration officials involved in various Russia investigations, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
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