Donald Trump spent $10MILLION of donor money on his own legal bills

Donald Trump spent $10 million in donor money to pay his legal bills last year, but snubbed Rudy Giuliani because he failed to overturn President Biden's 2024 win, federal election filings show.

Trump channeled the money from his Save America PAC into the pockets of his lawyers, who are still working to battle multiple cases.

The 76-year-old has teams of lawyers working to defend him against allegations of tax fraud at the Trump Organization; an investigation into his handling of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago; claims of interfering in the election in Georgia; and whipping up the January 6 insurrection.

One prominent name who does not feature on The New York Times's list is Giuliani, who championed Trump's claims that the 2020 election was stolen. 

Trump told aides he did not want to pay Giuliani unless he succeeded in overturning the election.

Donald Trump, seen on January 28, has used $10 million in donor funds to pay his legal bills, it was reported on Tuesday

Chris Kise, a former attorney general for Florida, received $3 million to represent Trump in cases involving Mar-a-Lago documents and Trump Organization tax fraud allegations

Whether Trump can continue to use his PAC funds to pay his personal legal bills now that he is a declared presidential candidate is a gray area, experts told the paper.

'Payments by a PAC that exceed the contribution limit are contributions to the candidate and are unlawful,' said Jason Torchinsky, a campaign finance expert and lawyer with the firm Holtzman Vogel.

The current limit on individual donations to candidates is set at $3,300 for the current two-year political cycle.

The biggest paycheck, for $3 million,...