The Save America Political Action Committee, a new movement founded by former U.S. President Donald Trump, began the year 2021 with tens of millions of dollars in its account. This money was donated to the organization by supporters of the Republican.
The organization has more than $31.1 million in its accounts. It was created shortly after the November 2020 election and raised all that money at a time when Trump was accusing his political opponents of election fraud and pursuing legal cases against them. The need for donations to “protect the election” was part of the committee’s positioning.
Under U.S. law, such an organization can send money to candidates for political office, as well as pay for political travel and campaign staff. Of all the millions accumulated, Save America had spent only a fraction of it – about $200,000 – by the end of last year.
It is noted that in total, the accounts of political committees associated with Trump and the Republican Party, there is about $ 59.8 million. The 45th president, the TV channel notes, still has a significant impact on party politics, although the U.S. Congress is preparing for new hearings on his impeachment case.
Earlier it was reported that Trump lost five lawyers who were developing a defense strategy for his impeachment case in the U.S. Senate. The reason for the disagreement may have been Trump’s desire to base his defense on the fact that the U.S. presidential election he lost was allegedly rigged, rather than on the issue of the legality of impeachment after the president’s term expires.
The impeachment trial will begin after Feb. 8. The resolution contains one count of sedition. Trump became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.
On Jan. 14, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump over the riots in Washington.
On Jan. 6, protesting Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and House of Representatives interrupted a meeting where they planned to approve the results of the last election. During the protests, police detained nearly 70 rioters, and five people were killed.