All advised, the Trump marketing campaign paid greater than a dozen legislation companies, together with $1.6 million to Kasowitz Benson Torres, greater than $500,000 to Jones Day and about $600,000 to Dechert. The legislation agency of Kurt Hilbert, who was on Mr. Trump’s phone call pressuring the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, Brad Raffensperger, to “find” votes to overturn the election consequence, was paid greater than $480,000. A $3 million cost went to the Wisconsin Elections Commission to pay for a recount.
One main Republican donor, C. Boyden Gray, who contributed greater than $2 million to Republicans in the 2020 cycle, additionally offered authorized consulting for Mr. Trump, incomes $114,000.
The Trump operation continued to spend on fund-raising, pouring tens of millions right into a secretive restricted legal responsibility firm, American Made Media Consultants, for on-line and text-message promoting. Family members of Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as soon as served on the board of the firm, which had greater than $700 million in spending stream by way of it throughout the 2020 marketing campaign.
In the postelection interval, greater than $63 million in spending flowed by way of the firm from committees linked to Mr. Trump.
The Republican National Committee ended the yr with greater than $80 million in the financial institution after the fund-raising blitz, and the celebration is entitled to a share of the $63 million extra in two shared accounts with Mr. Trump. Per an settlement, the R.N.C. collected 25 cents for each greenback Mr. Trump raised on-line by way of their joint account in December.
One of Mr. Trump’s shared committees with the R.N.C. spent practically $235,000 on books by way of an organization, Reagan Investments, that has additionally achieved work for a PAC managed by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. The Trump marketing campaign supplied signed copies of a ebook by Mr. Cruz final fall to donors who gave $75 or extra.
And, as they’ve since the starting of his candidacy in 2015, Mr. Trump’s marketing campaign accounts patronized his companies in the postelection interval.