Save America PAC pays Trump lawyer $3 million

Kise, a former Florida attorney general, joined Trump’s legal team last month to help the former president in his court battle after the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago, his Florida home and resort.

The addition of Kise was seen as a significant boost to Trump’s legal team. The former president has had difficulty finding high-profile lawyers to represent him, given his history of stiff lawyers and business partners and not following legal advice.

It took two weeks for Trump’s lawyers to enter into a legal battle over the search warrant, despite public requests to seal the warrant and affidavit. And when they finally did, their motion was riddled with legal flaws and drew criticism from legal experts on both sides of the aisle.

Kise left the law firm Foley & Lardner, where he worked for more than a decade, to take the role.

Politico first reported the $3 million payment.

Trump used the PAC, which was formed days after the 2020 presidential election, to cover some of his legal fees.

The former president’s legal problems have only grown since the Department of Justice launched a wide-ranging investigation into the election. In the past week, the DOJ issued more than 30 subpoenas to people associated with Trump, his campaign and post-election efforts.

Some of the subpoenas, including one reviewed by CNN, were wide-ranging, seeking information on a variety of topics, including the fraudulent voter scheme, Trump’s fundraising and the organization of Trump’s Jan. 6 rally by his main political vehicle, Save America PAC. , and communications with an extensive list of people who worked to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing and said he does not expect to be indicted.
A source close to the former president told CNN that Trump has asked members of his inner circle questions about a possible impeachment.

Another adviser acknowledged that while Trump has been in legal jeopardy before, including while he was president, this seems different and more dangerous, especially because he lacks the legal protections afforded to the executive office.