How much does Trump pay Rudy Giuliani? POTUS lawyer reportedly seeking $20,000 per day for post-election work
Some Trump allies have raised concerns that Giuliani is looking to make a quick buck by leading him to believe several conspiracy theories regarding voting machine irregularities
After taking a considerable payday from President Donald Trump, the former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, who currently serves as the soon-to-be-ex POTUS' lawyer is not doing a very good job of it, which is becoming painfully clear to state officials.
Giuliani is said to have sought $20,000 per day for representing the Trump campaign in the president's reelection bid for legal services he would be called upon to render. The news of the Trump lawyer demanding the said sum of money was confirmed by multiple sources cited by The New York Times. The NYT report came as the former mayor pushed for legal challenges in several states on behalf of the president, as the latter continues to refuse to concede despite President-elect Joe Biden being announced the projected winner of the 2020 election.
Meanwhile, some Trump allies have raised concerns that Giuliani is looking to make a quick buck by urging the president to file baseless lawsuits to contest the election results and by leading him to believe several conspiracy theories regarding voting machine irregularities. When Giuliani was contacted by the outlet, he denied the allegation. “I never asked for $20,000,” he said. “The arrangement is, we’ll work it out at the end.” According to him, Trump was the one who volunteered to ensure he was paid after the cases reached their conclusion.
On Tuesday, attorneys representing the state of Pennsylvania claimed that Giuliani appeared to be living in his own "fantasy world" after making a series of baseless and confusing allegations of election fraud in his first federal court appearance since 1992. Giuliani asked Pennsylvania Middle District Judge Matthew Brann to toss nearly 700,000 mail ballots and block the key swing state from certifying its results after falsely alleged that "widespread nationwide voter fraud" had tarnished the election. He also made unproven claims that "big cities controlled by Democrats" were conspiring to rig the presidential race.
The lawsuit in question, which is the campaign's biggest legal challenge yet against claimed voter fraud, included suing seven Democratic Pennsylvania counties with the allegation of unspecified irregularities in how ballots were counted, mainly without the presence of Republican poll watchers. He also went onto claim that 1.5 million votes should be invalidated as Democratic officials across the country had apparently made sure that only "their little mafia" could count ballots.
Mark Aronchick, an attorney defending Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar's office, blasted Giuliani as living in a "fantasy world" and making claims that were "disgraceful in an American courtroom." Next, Uzoma Nkwonta, an attorney representing the Democratic National Committee, also remarked that Giuliani's allegations of widespread fraud were not listed in the campaign's actual lawsuit.
When Giuliani was asked by the judge to explain why the court should toss more than 6 million votes and thus disenfranchise "every single voter in the commonwealth" the former responded with a long rant, claiming that votes "could have been from Mickey Mouse" and voters were apparently given a chance to "cure," or make changes to their ballots.