ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl wrote in his post-Donald Trump administration book that on Jan. 20, as Trump was flying from the White House for the final time, he spoke to the head of the Republican Party and threatened to start his own party. RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel reportedly told Trump that if he started a third party that the RNC would stop paying his legal bills, which were costing the party millions.
Politico reported Tuesday, however, that that decision has ended. According to the report, any legal fees having to do with Trump’s retention of government documents are not being paid by the RNC.
The report explained 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 not in filing a legal defense for their client.
Christina Bobb may be under 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.
Thus far, the legal team has argued that Trump isn’t bound by the laws about handling classified material or stealing government documents. Sources close to Trump revealed that on multiple occasions he shouted, “They’re mine!” That’s false. As with past presidents, the presidential library will be able to possess papers, but not until they go through the archiving process from the National Archives. The government agency manages the documents even if they’re in a presidential library, they explained in a press release dispelling Trump’s accusation that Barack Obama stole 30,000 documents.
Politico also reported that for his legal services, Kise will be paid by Trump, who regularly stiffs lawyers and business partners when it comes time to sign off on the bill.
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