President Trump's re-election campaign began paying a law firm that represents his son Donald Trump Jr. roughly two weeks before news broke that he met with a Russian lawyer, according to election commission filings released Saturday.
On June 26, Trump's re-election campaign paid $50,000 to the law offices of Alan Futerfas, Federal Election Commission filings show. It isn't clear from the filings whether the money was spent specifically for the purpose of Futerfas's representation of Trump Jr.
During the last week news reports have confirmed that Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer and a Russian-American lobbyist after an email exchange promised compromising material on Clinton. Trump Jr. had said that nothing new came to light during the meeting and that it focused mainly on Russian adoption.
The Trump campaign spent $4.3 million from April through June of this year, and 15 percent of it went towards legal representation.