Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who dropped the law firm representing him earlier this week, has reportedly been facing financial troubles.
A source closely related to Manafort released a brief statement on the matter in an interview with the Daily Beast.
‘Paul Manafort’s resolve is limitless, but his resources are not,’ the person claimed.
After cutting ties with WilmerHale, Manafort gained representation from Miller & Chevalier, a leading Washington, D.C. law firm with specialties in international taxes, employee benefits and government affairs.
Paul Manafort is just one of the people said to be suffering financial strain from Mueller’s investigation
Manafort cut ties with his lawyers earlier this week and is now being represented by a leading D.C. firm
Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russian investigation has left others suffering financial setbacks due to the costliness of the probe
Amidst Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russian investigation, other parties are also said to be suffering financial setbacks due to the costliness of the probe.
A source told the news site that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who was replaced from his job earlier this year, has been dealt an enormous amount legal bills, leaving him and his loved ones under a period of immense strain.
‘It’s expected he will soon create a legal defense fund to keep from going bankrupt,’ the report said.
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has hefty legal bills, a source said
Mueller’s attorneys are funded by the U.S. Department of Justice
David Rivkin, a Washington attorney and political writer, said the investigation has extended far beyond its initial purpose.
‘It’s obvious that it has morphed into an open-ended investigation that is way beyond the Russian collusion, and the only unifying principle seems to be that it covers people who are close to Trump or worked with Trump,’ Rivkin said.
‘That is a classical definition of a fishing expedition … It obviously has a deleterious effect on both people’s professional lives—in terms of their ability to carry out their jobs—but also on a personal level,’ he added.