Trump Legal Defense Fund Beneficiaries Remain a Mystery
It’s impossible to know if, say, a donor is attempting to buy influence with a particular public official by financing that official’s legal defense.
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The Mueller probe is over, but the vehicle that Trumpworld used to finance its legal defense through contributions from big Republican donors remains active—and a number of questions about the fund remain unresolved.
Now government regulators are trying to ensure the rules for such legal-defense funds are put on paper before the next such legal entanglement arises.