Trump hosts first fundraiser since RNC began paying his legal bills

ANI | Updated: Sep 27, 2017 06:08 IST

Washington [U.S.A.], September 27 (ANI): United States President Trump">Donald Trump is set to raise about $5 million at a high-dollar fundraiser here with some of his wealthiest supporters.

Trump will sit down with about 150 donors who are ponying up to support his 2020 reelection campaign, the GOP's political efforts and, in some cases, the RNC legal fund bearing the cost of some of his attorney fees, on Tuesday evening.

The CNN quoted an RNC official as saying that the Republican donors attending the dinner at the ritzy French restaurant Le Cirque will be spending at least $35,000 per couple. A $100,000 donation will get a couple of donors "VIP access," while anything over $250,000 will get donors a seat at a table with the President ahead of his remarks.

This is the first fundraiser Trump has attended since the RNC confirmed last week that it paid two of his personal attorneys representing him in the Russia-related investigations more than $230,000, via their law firms, in August.

The RNC has also spent nearly $200,000 to support the legal fees of Trump's eldest son, Trump">Donald Trump, Jr.

The Republican National Committee had revealed, almost a week ago, that it will pay in part for the President's personal legal bills stemming from the federal investigation into the Trump campaign's potential role in the Russian meddling into the 2016 election. (ANI)