Tony Buzbee.
Tony Buzbee. (Photo: Tom Callins)

Houston trial lawyer Tony Buzbee, who held a campaign fundraiser for Donald Trump in June 2016 in Houston but later revoked his support for the presidential candidate, gave $500,000 to Trump’s inauguration committee.

According to a list of donors to the 58th Presidential Inauguration Committee, Buzbee gave $500,000 on Dec. 7, 2016.

Buzbee, owner of the Buzbee Law Firm in Houston, held a fundraiser for Trump at his home in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston last June. But last October, after a video was made public in which Trump talked about groping women, Buzbee said he could no longer support Trump.

A few weeks later, after Trump was elected president, Buzbee donated a half-million dollars to the inauguration committee.

Buzbee did not return a telephone message or respond to emails seeking comment on the donation.

Buzbee has won hundreds of millions in verdicts in the last decade and led the legal team that successfully defended former Texas Gov. Rick Perry from criminal charges. Perry is now Secretary of Energy.