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Far-Right Billionaire Bob Mercer Is Paying For Trump's Legal Bills

Far-Right billionaire Bob Mercer is paying for President Donald Trump's legal bills according to Newsweek. (Photo credit: Youtube)

Far-Right billionaire Bob Mercer is paying for President Donald Trump's legal bills according to Newsweek.

Billionaire Robert Mercer and his wife Diana donated almost $200,000 to the legal defense fund of the Republican Party on the day that President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, financial filings show. The combined $193,400 donation the Mercers made on May 9 went to the GOP legal fund that Trump has been drawing from to pay the lawyers defending him during the investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

The Mercers have been linked to this investigation through their stake in the data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and involvement in the Trump campaign. They own a $10 million share in the firm which helped the Trump campaign use granular data to target ads at specific American voters on Facebook.

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