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Report: Legal Fund Developing to Help Trump Aides in Russia Probe

Report: Legal Fund Developing to Help Trump Aides in Russia Probe
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By    |   Friday, 02 February 2018 04:29 PM

Lawyers are filing paperwork to set up a legal defense fund for people who worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign and have been pulled into the Russia probe, ABC News reports.

ABC said a "draft" document posted on the Office of Government Ethics website said the "Patriot Legal Expense Fund," could be a way to help defray expenses for anyone who "was an employee, consultant, fundraised or volunteer" with the Trump presidential campaign.

ABC said lawyers from Wiley Rein LLP, wrote the draft, which is dated Jan. 29, 2018. It is unclear who started the fund or how much money is has raised.

According to Federal Election Commission filings cited by ABC, the Trump campaign made a $10,000 payment to the law firm for "legal consulting." ABC quoted a source as saying the campaign hired the firm to start the fund but would have no further role in managing the project.

ABC said a Trump campaign official declined to comment, as did a spokesman for the law firm.

The document on the ethics website says some Trump campaign aides can benefit from the fund, but that the president and anyone in his immediate family cannot.

"The fund will help many of us that never anticipated being in this situation," a former campaign official told ABC. The network quoted "a source with knowledge of the fund" as saying the White House does not know who created it.

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