Audit: DNC Covered Biden’s Legal Fees Amid Accusations Against RNC for Trump’s Fees

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine reveals his party’s logo during an event in the Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University September 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
2:09 PM – Friday, April 12, 2024

Federal Election Commission records obtained by the New York Post reveal that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) used campaign funds to pay for President Biden’s more than $1.5 million in legal expenses during the probe into his mishandling of classified documents.


The money was utilized to cover the current president’s legal fees and firms during the 13-month special counsel Robert Hur’s investigation, which came to an end in February. Axios was the first to report on the payments.

Hur explained his decision to drop charges against the president in a 388-page report that was made public on February 8th. He stated that Biden would probably present himself as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” at trial, making a conviction improbable.

Additionally, the DNC paid Bob Bauer PLLC $1.05 million. Bob Bauer PLLC is the professional limited liability business owned by top Biden attorney Bob Bauer, who is married to senior White House communications adviser Anita Dunn.

David Laufman, a notable attorney and former Justice Department employee who worked on the investigations into Russian election interference in 2016 and Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state, was hired in part with the help of that funding.

The DNC also sent the Boston legal firm Hemenway & Barnes LLP, where Jennifer Miller, a lawyer for Biden, practices, upwards of $100,000. How much of that money was associated with Miller’s work on the Biden documents case is unknown.

Ironically, Trump has come under fire from Democrat officials and the Biden administration for allegedly using campaign cash to pay his escalating legal bills.

“There is no comparison—the DNC does not spend a single penny of grassroots donors’ money on legal bills, unlike Donald Trump, who actively solicits legal fees from his supporters and has drawn down every bank account he can get his hands on like a personal piggy bank,” DNC spokesperson Alex Floyd said in a statement.

The Biden campaign had also accused Trump of utilizing a massive event that took place in Palm Beach on April 6th to pay for his legal expenditures. The campaign claims that the former president is using “billionaire-reliant funds it has to pay off his various legal fees.”

“We are not spending money on legal bills. We are not hawking gold sneakers or any of that stuff. The money that we are raising, we are going straight to talking to voters,” said Rufus Gifford, the Biden campaign’s finance chair.

Meanwhile, Trump’s team retaliated against the “hypocrisy” of the Biden campaign.

“Joe Biden and the Democrats’ entire campaign against President Trump is based upon lies and hypocrisy—they have repeatedly stated they don’t spend money on Biden’s legal bills while they attack President Trump for having to defend himself from Biden’s witch hunts,” said Trump 2024 national spokesperson Karoline Leavitt.

“Come to find out, the DNC paid millions to cover Biden’s legal bills to a law firm run by the husband of top White House staffer Anita Dunn. Apparently, ‘10% for the big guy’ from Hunter wasn’t enough for Crooked Joe to foot his own bill.”

UPDATE: Top date corrected – 2023 date was changed to 2024.

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