The Federal Government has been accused of paying lawyers a salary of more than $2 million.
It is one of the largest single payments to any lawyer in Australia and has prompted the ABC to launch a public inquiry into the issue.
The ABC has published new documents, including emails and documents from the period between September 2014 and August 2017, in an attempt to shed light on the issue of government payments to lawyers.
The documents, obtained under Freedom of Information laws, shed light into the payments.
It has also emerged that Mr Tullos pay was made to a number of clients, including the president of the Australian Medical Association, the president and CEO of the NSW Council of Social Services, and a senior law student.
Mr Turlos salary The documents show Mr Turnoch’s salary as a private attorney rose to almost $2m between 2014 and 2017, when he was paid $1.8m.
In January 2016, the then-Attorney-General, Michael Ferguson, signed off on a $4.7m deal to appoint a barrister to defend the President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Mr Ferguson was a close associate of President Trump.
It’s unclear what role the barrister, who is known as the president’s lawyer, would play in Mr Tully’s legal case against the US President.
Mr Trump’s lawyer was later named in the US government’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Mr Justice Legere confirmed in July 2017 that the Government was paying Mr Tullahos to represent Mr Trump in the dispute over the US’s extradition to Russia.
The Government has previously denied paying Mr Trump.
The Attorney-General’s Department confirmed in February that the President’s lawyers had been paid $600,000 to defend Mr Trump, but denied that Mr Trump was paid to defend him.
The revelations have prompted questions about the legality of the Government’s payments to private lawyers.
Mr Lawler’s claim The ABC understands that Mr Lawlers claim to represent some of the wealthiest individuals in the country has been questioned by his lawyers.
“The Government pays a lot of money to lawyers in the United Kingdom and that money goes to people who have money,” Mr Lawley said.
He said the Government did not pay a single penny to his lawyers to defend President Trump and that it had no knowledge of Mr Trump ever having sought legal advice on the matter.
“I am not aware of any advice that he has sought.
I do not know of any legal advice that has been given to the President or any advice or advice that was given to him in relation to the extradition.”
“I think the Government has got to explain why it has done that.”
Mr Lawley is now the managing director of the legal firm, Aptos Law Firm, which represents clients including the owner of the Trump Organisation.
A spokesman for the Attorney-Gen Mr Ferguson said the Federal Government was unable to provide specific information on the payment of Mr Lawllars salary because of the Freedom of Access Act.
The Government’s response to the ABC’s Freedom of information request was not immediately available.
The attorney-general’s department did not respond to ABC questions about whether Mr Lawleys salary was a matter of public interest.