Hypocrites! DNC paid Biden’s lawyers $1.7 million in classified docs case

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) forked over at least $1.7 million to help cover President Joe Biden’s legal fees during special counsel Robert Hur’s classified documents probe according to Axios sources and the outlet’s review of campaign finance records.

“The payments, made through the Democratic National Committee, are at odds with the Biden campaign’s recent attacks on Donald Trump for spending his campaign funds on legal fees,” Axios reports.

Earlier this month, the Biden campaign slammed Trump on X, claiming the former president is “holding a billionaire fundraiser to pay his mounting legal bills.”

The vitriolic campaign “headquarters” posted a list of the “scammers, racists, and extremists” who are “funding Trump’s failing campaign.”

The post was, in light of the Axios report, yet another stunning example of the Democrats’ hypocrisy.

“From July 2023 to February 2024, the DNC paid $1.05 million to Bob Bauer PLLC — the professional limited liability company for Biden’s lead attorney, Bob Bauer,” according to Axios.

“Those payments were largely for handling the special counsel probe, including bringing on veteran lawyer David Laufman,” the outlet explains. “He’s a former Justice Department official who previously oversaw the politically fraught probes into Hillary Clinton’s email server and Russian interference in the 2016 election.”

Additionally, beginning last July, “the DNC increased its monthly payments to law firm Hemenway & Barnes from $15,000 to $100,000.”

If Hemenway & Barnes sounds familiar, it’s because, in Hur’s final report, Jennifer Miller, who works at the firm, was named as one of Biden’s attorneys.

“It’s unclear how much of the increased payments were for Miller and her work on Biden’s case, and the expanded role the firm was taking in DNC work,” Axios notes. “The DNC declined to say exactly how much money it spent on legal work related to Hur’s probe.”

Just last weekend, the Biden campaign’s finance chair, Rufus Gifford, assured voters that, unlike with the Trump campaign, “Every single time you give to the campaign, we’re going straight to talk to voters, with 100 offices open in swing states, hundreds of thousands of calls to voters.”

“We are not spending money on legal bills or hawking gold sneakers,” Gifford told MSNBC.

Rob Flaherty, a Biden deputy campaign manager, told The Washington Post that Trump’s Palm Beach fundraiser “is a handful of billionaires figuring out how to pay his legal bills.”

“[A]nd we’ve got millions of grass-roots donors who are powering our campaign,” Flaherty boasted.

“Asked about Biden’s use of the DNC to pay his legal bills,” Axios reports, “DNC spokesperson Alex Floyd told Axios: ‘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.'”

MRC Newsbusters doesn’t believe the mainstream media will be reporting on the DNC’s hypocrisy.

“The leftist media trashed the RNC for paying Donald Trump’s legal fees, but one can imagine they will not be discussing Axios’s report that the DNC has been paying Biden’s legal fees,” the outlet wrote on X. “So far no coverage at all.”

“Another ‘projection’ from the left onto the right,” noted one user on X. “GUILT BREEDS SUSPICION!”

 

Melissa Fine

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