The RNC paid a total of $121,670 to the law firm of Ronald Fischetti, a veteran defense attorney TGF hired in April to represent him in a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization’s business practices. NY’s ‘Nasty Woman’ AG Letitia James and retiring Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr allege TFG inflated the value of his properties to secure loans while deflating their value for tax purposes. Earlier this year, they announced an indictment charging the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, with running a 15-year tax fraud scheme.
“As a leader of our party, defending President Trump and his record of achievement is critical to the GOP,” the party said in a written statement. “It is entirely appropriate for the RNC to continue assisting in fighting back against the Democrats’ never ending witch hunt and attacks on him.”
Trump is a wealthy businessman with dozens of properties, and he has built an independent political operation, which at last count had more than $100 million on hand.
“The RNC is our important partner in advancing America First policies and fighting back against the endless witch hunts,” Taylor Budowich, a Trump spokesman, said in a statement. “The Democrats have become obsessed with weaponizing their offices against President Trump, which is a complete abandonment of their Constitutional obligations.”
Fischetti’s firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment.