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Trump plans to help with Russia legal bills

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WASHINGTON -

President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election.

A White House official confirmed the plan, which was first reported by the website Axios.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the president's plans.

Trump has dismissed multiple ongoing investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russia as a "witch hunt" made up by Democrats to explain Hillary Clinton's 2016 loss.

Intelligence officials have concluded that Russia had a clear preference for Trump in the 2016 campaign and tried to help him win.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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