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Trump campaign racks up legal fees as Russia probes grow

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WASHINGTON -

The campaign to re-elect President Donald Trump has spent more than $1 million on legal fees over the last three months as the probes into possible collusion with Russians intensified.

New campaign finance filings show Trump's campaign committee spent the majority of the money on Jones Day, the law firm representing his campaign. But the campaign has also spent close to a quarter million dollars on Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer.

The legal fees amount to almost one-quarter of what Trump's campaign spent in the last three months. They follow revelations of a meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.

Trump personal lawyers John Dowd and Jay Sekulow (SEH'-koo-loe) were paid $230,000 by the Republican National Committee in August.

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