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DNC Pours Millions into Law Firms Prosecuting Trump

The Democratic National Committee used millions of donor funds to help support the legal battle against Trump.

In a revelation that smells less of justice and more of political maneuvering, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has funneled millions of dollars into law firms deeply entrenched in a so-called “lawfare” against former President Donald Trump. This isn’t just any routine legal fee; it’s a substantial flow of cash to Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP—firms with their fingers deeply pieced into ongoing legal battles against Trump, as uncovered by Federal Election Commission records.

Since August 2021, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP has pocketed close to $2 million from the DNC for “legal services,” with the firm’s founding partner representing E. Jean Carroll in her sexual assault and defamation suits against Trump. It’s intriguing to note that this financial tap only turned on in 2021, well after Carroll’s lawsuit began in 2019. This raises eyebrows, not least because of The New York Times‘ report that LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman bankrolled Carroll’s legal endeavors. This paints a clear picture of affluent left-leaning individuals backing legal actions against political adversaries, a concerning trend for the integrity of legal and political processes.

Further intertwining legal battles with political warfare, another beneficiary of the DNC’s largesse, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, has raked in millions since 2021 while actively filing amicus briefs in pivotal cases involving Trump. The firm’s deep ties with the Biden administration only thicken the plot, with alumni like Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar—a fact that does little to dispel notions of a conflict of interest. The firm’s connection to Robert Mueller, former Special Counsel, only adds layers to this complex web.

What’s most disconcerting is the DNC’s spokesman, Alex Floyd’s, April assertion that not a penny of grassroots donors’ money goes to legal bills—an assertion that rings hollow. This scenario isn’t just about legal strategies; it’s about the weaponization of the legal system by political entities, using donor funds in ways that raise serious ethical questions. The implications are profound, as they suggest a potential misuse of power that could erode public trust in both political and legal institutions. The DNC’s silence in response to inquiries about these payments only adds to the opacity of the situation, leaving many Americans wondering about the fairness and integrity of our nation’s political and judicial systems.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.