Has Donald Trump's friendship with Rudy Giuliani ended? POTUS tells staff not to pay pal's daily fees of $20K
Trump has demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements for the expenses Giuliani incurred while traveling on the president's behalf
If insider knowledge is to go by, it does appear all isn't well between President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani. A Washington Post report said Trump is reluctant to pay his attorney and friend for his legal services. The report says he has instructed his staff to not approve Giuliani's fees. The report read: "Though Trump has been exceptionally furious with Vice President Pence, his relationship with lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, one of his most steadfast defenders, is also fracturing, according to people with knowledge of the dynamics between the men."
"Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani's legal fees, two officials said, and has demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements for the expenses Giuliani incurred while traveling on the president's behalf to challenge election results in key states. They said Trump has privately expressed concern with some of Giuliani's moves and did not appreciate a demand from Giuliani for $20,000 a day in fees for his work attempting to overturn the election," it added.
The attorney was instrumental in arguing an election fraud suit in Pennsylvania. As per Raw Story, it was the first time Giuliani has argued in federal court in almost 30 years. Eventually, however, the lawsuits were rejected by state and federal judges. This was followed by the massive Capitol riots last week. Following that, Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice.
A BBC report said the impeachment article stated, "Mr. Trump repeatedly issued false statements asserting that the presidential election results were fraudulent and should not be accepted". Lawmakers had their say as well. "The president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country. He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The report also added that Democratic Congressman Julian Castro termed Trump as "the most dangerous man to ever occupy the Oval Office." Meanwhile, there was still some support coming in. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, slammed the Democrats for dividing the country for fulfilling a political vendetta. "This is about getting the president of the United States," said Jordan. "It's always been about getting the president, no matter what. It's an obsession."
Last month, Giuliani said on his radio show that voting machines were not "honest" and that states did not want to investigate his allegations. According to him, it was "guaranteed" that Trump "will be president of the United States" once these voting machines were investigated. The 76-year-old also lambasted Dominion, the firm behind the voting infrastructure, saying they were crooked and going "all the way back to a bunch of communists!"
For now, the country is gearing up for a new president in Joe Biden, whose inauguration ceremony will be held on January 20.