Donald Trump re-election campaign raises $35 million

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In all, Trump's campaign committee and two fundraising committees that jointly raise money with the Republican National Committee - Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee - together raised almost $20.2 million in the first quarter, filings show.

President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign has spent about $835,000 in legal fees so far this year, or about 22% of its total spending, according to the latest fundraising reports filed quarterly with the Federal Election Commission.

Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had a sexual encounter with then-New York businessman in 2006.

In addition to raising money for his own campaign, Trump has also collected funds for joint efforts with the Republican National Committee, which uses that money to help congressional candidates.

These hefty bills come as the investigation into whether the trump campaign has ties to Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

The latest figures bring the Trump campaign's total spending on legal fees to almost $4 million since the president took office, records show.

Federal prosecutors on Friday disclosed that Cohen has been the subject of a months-long criminal probe overseen by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan.

The campaign's legal consulting spending went to at least eight different firms and the Trump Corporation. The FBI last week raided Cohen's offices, home and hotel room.

The campaign spent more than $90,000 dollars to a firm for the attorney representing Trump in the Daniels case.

Trump campaign officials on Sunday night said neither payments to Harder nor Rosen involved legal work on Cohen's behalf.

Trump's former personal aide John McEntee received $22,000 in payments from the campaign starting on March 23, the FEC filing shows.

President Trump spent $US3.9 million ($5 million) in the first quarter.

Trump's campaign spent almost $127,000 at the president's private properties this year, including lodging and meeting fees at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., catering services at Trump Restaurants in NY, and rent to Trump Tower in NY. In another break from presidential tradition, Trump has refused to relinquish ownership of his businesses - allowing him to draw profits, if he chooses, from his real-estate and licensing empire.

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