In total, the Trump campaign has paid more than a dozen law firms, including $ 1.6 million to Kasowitz Benson Torres, over $ 500,000 to Jones Day, and about $ 600,000 to Dechert. Law firm Kurt Hilbert, which was on Mr. Trump’s phone pressuring Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” votes to overturn the election result, received more of $ 480,000. A payment of $ 3 million went to the Wisconsin Election Commission to pay for a recount.
A major Republican donor, C. Boyden Gray, who contributed more than $ 2 million to Republicans in the 2020 cycle, also provided legal advice to Mr. Trump, earning $ 114,000.
Operation Trump continued to spend on fundraising, pouring millions into a secret limited liability company, American Made Media Consultants, for online and SMS advertising. Family members of Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have previously served on the board of directors of the company, which spent more than $ 700 million in the 2020 campaign.
In the post-election period, more than $ 63 million in spending passed through the company from committees linked to Mr. Trump.
The Republican National Committee ended the year with more than $ 80 million in the bank after the fundraising blitz, and the party is entitled to a share of the additional $ 63 million in two accounts shared with Mr. Trump. According to one deal, the RNC raised 25 cents for every dollar Mr. Trump raised online through his joint account in December.
One of Mr. Trump’s shared committees with the RNC spent $ 237,000 in pounds through a company, Reagan Investments, which also worked for a PAC controlled by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. The Trump campaign donated signed copies of a book by Mr. Cruz last fall to donors who donated $ 75 or more.
And, as they have done since he began his candidacy in 2015, Mr. Trump’s campaign accounts have sponsored his businesses in the post-election period.