The Florida lawyer brought on to defend former President Donald Trump against potential government prosecution over sensitive documents stored at Mar-a-Lago secured an upfront payment of $3 million, according to people familiar with the terms.
The deal reached by Chris Kise, who had been a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, reflects the high-profile, unprecedented nature of the investigation and Mr. Trump’s reputation for not paying some legal bills.
The money is being paid out of the Save America political-action committee, Mr. Trump’s primary fundraising vehicle, according to people knowledgeable of the terms. A representative of the PAC declined to comment. [Continue reading…]