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As Team Trump Lawyers Up, Who's Paying The Attorney Fees?

Last month, President Trump's re-election campaign paid Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer $50,000.
President Trump attends a January press conference at Trump Tower with children Ivanka and Donald Jr., who is the latest member of the Trump team to hire a lawyer. / The Washington Post / Getty Images

Job growth seems to be strong in one of Washington's specialized professions: defense attorneys for the White House. Investigations by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional committees are driving the demand.

One question is this: Who is paying for all those lawyers?

Those who have recently lawyered up include President Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and Vice

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