Republican Party Threatens to Stop Paying Trump's Legal Bills
Suppose the Republican Party does not pay to fund Trump's legal fees relating to the document crisis. Will Trump threaten to destroy the party and bring it to its knees?
In his post-Donald Trump administration book, ABC reporter Jonathan Karl claims that on January 20, 2021, as Trump was flying out of the White House for the final time, he called the head of the Republican Party, RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, and threatened to form his own party. McDaniel allegedly told Trump that if he started working with a third party, the RNC would stop covering his increasing legal fees, costing the party millions of dollars.
Politico reported on Tuesday that the Republican Party is refusing to pay any legal bills related to Trump's retention of federal records.
The Politico article explains that Trump hired Chris Kise, a former Florida solicitor general, to represent him in the FBI search case, it was announced on Tuesday. Thus far, Trump has suffered with a legal team that is moving quickly to appear on television but who has been unable to file a coherent legal defense for their client.
Besides being a less than competent lawyer, Christina Bobb, one of Trump's attorneys, may have her own legal problems after signing court documents saying that Trump had already turned over all of the documents. That turned out to be false. In fact, not only did Donald Trump have additional documents when the FBI executed a Federal search warrant, he may still have many other documents in his possession.
Concerns are also rising that Trump took sensitive classified, secret and top secret documents overseas on trips and in mishandling them or selling them has compromised the national security interests of the United States.
Despite overwhelming evidence, Trump's irresponsible legal team asserts that the laws do not bind Trump regarding handling sensitive material or taking federal data. According to people close to Trump, addressing the press and the FBI on many occasions, Trump said, "They're mine!" That is, of course, another claim.
Trump, like other presidents, will be permitted to possess papers for his ultimate presidential library, but only after the National Archives have archived them. The federal agency controls the documents even if they are at a presidential library, according to a press release refuting Trump's inaccurate claim that Barack Obama stole 30,000 documents.
Politico also reported that for his legal services, Kise would be paid by Trump, who regularly stiffs lawyers and business partners when it comes time to pay his legal bills.
The Republican National Committee has been paying Trump's legal bills tied to New York Attorney General Tish James' investigation into the former president's private businesses. Yet, it has made it clear it would stop paying those legal fees should Trump formally declares his candidacy for president in the 2024 election — a step he has hinted at but has yet to take.
In addition to losing financial backing for his New York State campaign, declaring his presidential run would mean he would no longer be able to solicit funds through a super PAC. He would be limited to gathering funds for a presidential campaign.
Failure to pay Trump's legal bills might make him an opponent in midterm elections, such as the Georgia gubernatorial race, where Governor Kemp is seeking re-election and whom Trump despises. He may even flip on Florida Governor De Santis, whom he sees as a potential Republican nominee in 2024. Trump believes he is the Republican Party, and anyone that gets in his way, including Republican Party RNC chair Ronna Romney, is dispensable.
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