Trump 'refusing to pay' Rudy Giuliani 's legal fees after falling out
President said to be offended by personal lawyer’s demand for a reported $20,000 a day
Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty ImagesRudy Giuliani has been one of Trump’s most loyal and sycophantic supporters.Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty ImagesThu 14 Jan 2021 12.35 GMTLast modified on Thu 14 Jan 2021 12.41 GMTDonald Trump has fallen out with his personal lawyer,
Rudy Giuliani, and is refusing to pay the former New York mayor’s legal bills, it was reported, with the president feeling abandoned and frustrated during his last days in office.Giuliani played a key role in Trump’s failed attempts to overturn the results of November’s presidential election through the courts. The lawyer mounted numerous spurious legal challenges, travelling to swing states won by Joe Biden, and spread false claims the vote was rigged.
According to theWashington Post, relations between Trump and Giuliani have dramatically cooled. Trump has instructed his aides not to pay Giuliani’s outstanding fees. The president is reportedly offended by Giuliani’s demand for $20,000 a day – a figure the lawyer denies, but which is apparently in writing. White House officials have even been told not to put through any of Giuliani’s calls. headtopics.com
The apparent breach with Giuliani – one of Trump’s most loyal and sycophantic supporters – has contributed to the president’s sense of isolation and betrayal, aides have suggested.Trump is reportedly unhappy that members of his inner circle have failed to defend him following last week’s deadly attack on the US Capitol by a mob of his supporters. Many have been silent following Wednesday’s vote in the House of Representatives to impeach Trump for a second time.
Those who have reportedly failed to step up include Trump’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, his son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, and his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, responsible for indulging Trump’s belief that the election was rigged.“The president is pretty wound up,” one senior administration official
told the Post. “No one is out there.”Trump’s refusal to pay Giuliani’s bills is another blow to the former federal prosecutor. Giuliani is already under fire for his own alleged role in inciting Trump supporters to storm the Capitol building.Addressing Trump’s Save America rally in Washington last week, Giuliani said: “I’m willing to stake my reputation, the president is willing to stake his reputation, on the fact that we’re going to find criminality there.” He pointedly added: “Let’s have trial by combat.”
Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney for Washington DC, is investigating the riot. He has said he is looking at numerous participants. They include those who instigated the Capitol invasion, a category that might implicate Trump and Giuliani.A group of Giuliani’s former colleagues from his time as a Manhattan federal prosecutor have blamed him directly for the post-rally mayhem. “It was jarring and totally disheartening to have seen one of our former colleagues engage in that conduct,” they wrote. He is also headtopics.com
facing a disbarment complaint in New York.Over the past week Trump has suffered a series of damaging reversals. Cabinet members have resigned, corporations have cut links with the Trump organisation, and the US Professional Golfers’ Association has cancelled an agreement to hold its championship next year at Trump’s New Jersey course. His longtime bank, Deutsche, has said it no longer wants him as a customer.
Trump is reportedly more isolated than ever. The White House is sparsely staffed, and those who do go to work there deliberately avoid the Oval Office, the Post reported.The rift with the president may sink Guiliani’s lingering hopes of receiving a presidential pardon. Last year, Giuliani held discussions with Trump about receiving an amnesty over his work on the president’s behalf in Ukraine. Criminal charges of illegal campaign donations have been filed against two Giuliani associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. The trio worked to try to dig up dirt on Biden and his son Hunter.Read more: The Guardian »
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I thought it was a No win No fee ? It’s a brilliant strategy. Giuliani would be equally hopeless prosecuting Trump for the fees. Money saved. Viu essa? nadanovonofront Very likely fake news. Looks like the rats are abandoning the ship. If he was still in office they would be singing different song. Aside personal feelings about Trump, I struggle to see how could anybody justify $20.000 a day fee🤷♀️
Surprise, surprise! All helps swing Replicans on the impeachment, keep it up Donad! Isn’t that his SOP? Is that why other GOP are still pretending to be « on board » Waiting for their payments for going all in till the very end. They should of steered clear from this man from the beginning. So many lies.
It's ok, probably no contract, right? Giuliani can blackmail Trump.....I’m sure there is no lack of opportunity and scope. HAHAHAHAHAHA Magas contributed 250 Million dollars to Trump's legal defense (no campaign money). Trump will simply take that home. This Lawyer always reminds me of... what is his name.. better call Saul 😅
LOL Trump probably broke. How many million he owe bank. $340 plus. Don't know what president gets paid but hope not that much I sense another bankruptcy filing by Trump after he leaves office- wonder if his company defaults on what they owe Deutsch bank Never bite the hand that defends you..... As for the irony, its so beautiful 👏
As the article says, if you sleep with dogs... A rat through and through How skint is he ? Trump said he couldn’t keep up the Viagra charges There's no honour amongst thieves!!! This is just so wonderfully delicious to know 😁 Ooops They so deserve each other. Caloteiro. Swindler I would love to see trumpets' comment on this...
It is his MO. How many others have been reported as not getting paid. Dude doesn't pay anyone. Remember the kids he didn't pay for singing at a rally. At least, in this case, Rudy actually did a bad job. 'He gave me an offer I couldn't refuse.' Yes he is right not to pay Rudy. Delivering service=payment for service.
Nobody saw that coming. Well, obviously it's a fake bill. It's all been rigged and the number can't be trusted. Anyone can see that. Maybe they'll have to settle it with trial by combat. Trump guilliani Rudy Don’t worry they’ll figure it out 'Rudy who ? Never heard of her.' quelle surprise Cheeky bastard! (Both of them)
RudyGiuliani We love you, you're very special, but go home🤣 trouble in paradise ‘It was reported.....’ I doubt any of this is true. Just more pointless gossip. Perhaps he could challenge his lawyer to ‘trial by combat’ to see if he needs to pay the Bill What’s that line? Oh yah, “trial by combat”. Maybe Rudy and Donnie can have a “trial by combat” on pay per view to raise funds for payment.
Rats eating Rats..! 😂😂😂 I'm in a conundrum here. I don't know who to root for in this case. I suspect this is fake news. Is this really a surprise? Those two really deserve each other Hello Lin Wood!!! couldn't have seen that coming... Pretty sure Rudy has a fair amount of dirt on Trump so not sure this is a good idea
Trump never liked paying bills but he does have over $200 million in donations for legal costs and for those who didn't read the small print he will use the rest for xcgry bhdsrg hjtfsfv gujgtdv. I hope he doesn't pay, I can't stand the sight of more hair dye dripping off of Rudy's huge melon. 😒 Even after Giuliani sweat black for him? That's evil
Once again, Rudy will reach into his pants and find nothing. RudyGiuliani Yup, that sounds like Trump the business man to me. You dont get rich paying folks good money. These two deserve each other-don’t they? It’s difficult to pay a bill you owe when you are flat broke. I thought Trump had a £200m donated by his supporters to fight result of election. Giuliani costs are related to that fight so Trump keeping the money
Wow! It came to this then?! Paid opinions. For $20,000 a day? I would have acted like a capital-M Moron too. The court cases from the fall of Trump will be running for years. Dangerous. Rudy knows where all the bodies are buried! Lets me check the official answer to this 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Bahahaha!!!!!!! priceless The end of an intimate bromance. I'll take, 'Things everyone could see coming, for $500.00.' What goes around, comes around. He should not pay Like a boss, it's a pig, a great pig. Rudy is gonna rat on him. Brilliant... thats what happens when you do business with people with no morals...hopefully 2021 will see the Trump family going bust.. If they are this torrid publicly can you imagine how bad they are to deal with privately.
And Rudi was so loyal. Remember Rudy said he wasn’t getting paid. Why am I not surprised!!! world_news_eng The end of a bad marriage between Rudy and Trump . Rudy law degree should be questioned. True, rudy doesn't deserve to get paid a cent because twice-impeached-drumpf is fully capable of self-imposed humiliation & made a total fuckery all by himself!😂