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GOP agrees to pay up to $1.6 million of Trump's legal bills in N.Y. probes

By Josh Dawsey and David A. Fahrenthold

16 Dec 2021 · 6 min read

The Republican Party has agreed to pay up to $1.6 million in legal bills for former President Donald Trump to help him fight investigations into his business practices in New York, according to Republican National Committee members and others briefed on the decision.

The party's executive committee overwhelmingly approved the payments at a meeting this summer in Nashville, according to four members and others with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private meeting of the executive committee.

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