From the July 28, 2022 Yahoo article, by Cheryl Teh, The RNC has been helping Trump pay his legal bills but will pull the plug once he kicks off his 2024 campaign:
The Republican National Committee has been helping former President Donald Trump fund his legal battles but would stop if he declares a 2024 run, ABC News reported.
The outlet spoke to an unnamed RNC official, who said that payments would dry up once Trump announces he's running for the GOP presidential nomination.
The official attributed this to the GOP's "neutrality policy," which means that the party needs to be impartial to all candidates in the run-up to the presidential primary.
Question: Does the GOP actually have a formal 'neutrality policy' that this unnamed RNC official describes?
I'm wondering if this is established in some bylaws somewhere or if it's perhaps only a "policy of convenience" that arose in response to the reporter's question, or somewhere in between.