Because Trump, who is famously tightfisted with his personal fortune, has mounting legal bills, a ready source of cash to cover them and not much standing in his way. As charges have arrived, the legal bills have ballooned. In 2021 and 2022, Save America spent $16 million on legal bills, The New York Times has reported. A campaign committee cannot pay for things that benefit a candidate personally, including legal bills that are unrelated to government matters. It has brought in more than $100 million, but it has also been spent quickly, including on legal bills.