The Trump campaign is facing an unprecedented crisis, with campaign finance disclosures from several weeks ago coming in with little fanfare.
The documents have already led to criticism that the campaign is being used as a vehicle for the Russian government to try to meddle in the 2016 election, but the Trump campaign has now confirmed that it is still operating as normal.
The Washington Post published an article detailing the filings, which show that Trump’s presidential campaign spent more than $40 million on legal expenses in January.
That number includes nearly $3 million from a consulting firm called Flynn Intel Group, which the campaign has declined to identify.
Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort also had to reimburse $4 million to two former clients for legal fees, the Post reported, though he did not say what those clients were.
The campaign has not publicly responded to the Post’s story.
Trump, meanwhile, has dismissed the report, saying it is “fake news” and that his campaign has spent a lot of money on legal fees.
Manafort has said that he did the consulting work for the campaign, though Trump’s own legal team has disputed that.
The revelations have led some to wonder whether the Trump administration is trying to protect Manafort and his allies from potential prosecution.
The Post’s report comes as the Trump team continues to grapple with its own fundraising woes.
In the first quarter of this year, the campaign reported a $4.9 million loss, and the Post found that the Trump Organization has spent $3.7 million since the beginning of the year on legal bills, including $3,000 on an anti-Trump political ad campaign in March.
On Friday, the Trump White House announced that it had cut staff and moved some of its business operations to another location in Pennsylvania.
The move comes as Trump is facing mounting criticism from members of his own party for his treatment of campaign donors.
Trump has been under fire since reports surfaced that his son-in-law Jared Kushner had paid a personal adviser to a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian political party $530,000.
The White House has also come under fire for not doing enough to stop payments to two lobbyists, Mark Corallo and Jason Miller, who were given lucrative contracts to lobby for a pro–Russian political party in Ukraine.
The Trump administration has defended the contracts as being worth millions of dollars, but several former congressional staffers said that the work was paid for out of Trump’s personal fortune and that the lobbying efforts were done in the name of Trump.
A spokesperson for the Trump Campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.