Trump PACs use Mar-a-Lago raid to unveil ‘Official Trump Defense Fund’

Trump PACs use Mar-a-Lago raid to unveil ‘Official Trump Defense Fund’

In just the first week after the search, there have been more than 100 fundraising emails explicitly mentioning what happened, according to a USA TODAY review of emails archived at

  • Save America and other Republicans are fundraising off the Mar-a-Lago raid.
  • One of the fundraisers includes House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s campaign fund.
  • Some emails asked for at least $2; others asked for $45, a nod to his role as the 45th president.

Former President Donald Trump is aggressively fundraising off the FBI’s seizure of confidential documents at his Mar-a-Lago home, sending a blitz of emails that urge supporters to donate to an “Official Trump Defense Fund.”

The money is being solicited through a fundraising vehicle that can dump money into Donald Trump’s leadership PAC, Save America, and to another fund, Make America Great Again PAC, which evolved out of his first presidential campaign.  

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