Donald Trump‘s Political Action Committee (PAC) has reportedly spent more than $40 million this year on legal expenses to defend him. As the former president is being indicted for more crimes, the money was allegedly used for legal expenses.

The PAC will likely notify the Federal Election Commission on Monday that it spent $40.2 million on legal expenses in the first half of the year, more than twice as much as it did in all of 2022.

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According to Federal Election Commission data, Save America spent more than $16 million on legal fees in 2022. By the end of the day on Monday, the political action committee must submit its disclosure report for the first half of this year.

In a statement to Newsweek, Trump spokesman Steven Cheung said: “The weaponized Department of Justice has continued to go after innocent Americans because they worked for President Trump and they know they have no legitimate case.

He added, “In order to combat these heinous actions by [President] Joe Biden‘s cronies and to protect these innocent people from financial ruin and prevent their lives from being completely destroyed, the leadership PAC contributed to their legal fees to ensure they have representation against unlawful harassment.”

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The majority of the PAC’s funding comes from small donations made by Trump followers. Calls for support in defending the former president and 2024 candidate from inquiries and accusations are among Save America’s many fundraising strategies.

The PAC’s expenditure on legal fees was initially reported by The Washington Post.

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This is taking place at a time when Trump is seeking re-election to the White House and is being investigated by the federal government for handling classified information as well as by the state of New York for allegedly paying hush money. He is also preparing for further criminal charges related to his attempts to interfere with the 2020 elections in Georgia and Washington, D.C.