Donald Trump Jr. has been making headlines lately after it was revealed that he engaged in a shady meeting with a Russian lawyer that promised him dirt on Hillary Clinton.
According to reports, Trump Jr. took $50,000 from his father’s re-election fund to pay his lawyer.
The payment was made on June 27, two weeks before before Trump Jr. revealed that he met with the Russian lawyer. It was made to the Law Offices of Alan Futerfas, reports Reuters.
In a recent filing to the Federal Election Commission, the payment was listed as “legal consulting.”
Just this week, Futerfas was announced as Trump Jr.’s lawyer.
This isn’t the first time Trump’s re-election fund was used to pay lawyers. During the 2016 election, Trump hired the firm of Jones Day to represent him.
Current FEC rules allow a candidate to use election funds to pay off legal fees that are related to the election.