WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Donald Trump is now paying his own legal fees in connection with the investigation into alleged collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia, White House Special Counsel Ty Cobb said in a statement on Friday.
"[The] President is paying his own legal fees, as was always his preference," Cobb said as quoted by CNN. "He does not want to deplete any funds that may be available to assist current and former staffers."
Trump's legal fees were previously paid by the Republican National Committee (RNC), according to US media reports. In August, the RNC provided more than $230,000 to cover his legal expenses related to the Russia probe, reports said.
While Moscow has denied claims of interference in the US November 2016 election, Trump has called the ongoing probe into the alleged meddling conducted separately by Congress and Special Counsel Robert Mueller a "witch hunt."