Earlier this week it was reported that the RNC and campaign donations were paying for Donald Trump’s legal defense in the Russia investigation, but on Friday it was revealed that one of the donors is pro-Putin Ukrainian billionaire, Len Blavatnik.
Trump continues to be under special counsel Robert Mueller’s magnifying glass in the Russia investigation.
According to The Wall Street Journal who reported on Friday, FEC filings show that Blavatnik, “gave $12,700 to the RNC’s legal fund, on top of donations of about $200,000 to other RNC accounts. He also gave the legal fund $100,000 in 2016.”
Blavatnik also donated $1 million to Trump’s inaugural committee.
The Journal goes on to point out that Trump receiving funds from wealthy people raises the ethical question: “What do they want in return?”
For someone with close ties to Russia, it’s safe to assume what Blavatnik wants in return.