April 12, 2024 – Biden used campaign donations to cover his legal bills in special counsel Robert Hur probe and the DNC covered it up

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The Democratic National Committee used campaign funds to cover more than $1.5 million in legal costs incurred by President Biden during the investigation into his mishandling of classified documents — while attacking Donald Trump for using the same mechanism to pay his attorney fees, Federal Election Commission records reviewed by The Post show.

The sum was used to pay for lawyers and firms representing the president during special counsel Robert Hur’s 13-month investigation, which wrapped up in February. The payments were first reported by Axios.

On Feb. 8, Hur released a 388-page report in which he explained his decision not to pursue charges against the president, arguing that Biden would likely present himself at trial as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” making a conviction unlikely.

During the investigation, the DNC paid $1.05 million to Bob Bauer PLLC, the professional limited liability company belonging to top Biden attorney Bob Bauer, who is married to senior White House communications adviser Anita Dunn.

That money was partly used to bring on heavy-hitting lawyer David Laufman, a former Justice Department official who worked on the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state — as well as the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (Read more: New York Post, 4/12/2024) (Archive)