Rudy Giuliani trolled as allies ask Trump to settle legal fees from $250M war chest: 'Trump doesn't pay bills'

So far Trump has only paid Giuliani $200,000 in expenses he racked up, but not the cost of hiring him as a lawyer, which is around $20,000 per day


                            Rudy Giuliani trolled as allies ask Trump to settle legal fees from $250M war chest: 'Trump doesn't pay bills'
Rudy Giuliani's camp wants Donald Trump to pay the lawyer's legal fees, especially after the FBI raid (Getty Images)

Rudy Giuliani's advisors are pushing former president Donald Trump and his team to pay. Reportedly, Trump still owes Giuliani for his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. So far Trump has only paid Giuliani $200,000 in expenses he racked up, but not the cost of hiring him as a lawyer. Giuliani's fees is around $20,000 per day, so it is safe to say Trump owes his lawyer quite a bit. 

The pressure campaign to get Trump to pay has picked up steam following the raid on Giuliani's house and offices by the FBI recently. That raid was in relation to the content of Hunter Biden's laptop that Giuliani released. With legal challenges mounting, the former Mayor needs cash and is hoping Trump will give him what he owes. 

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Rudy Giuliani points to a map as he speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election, inside the Republican National Committee headquarters on November 19, 2020, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

In an attempt to overturn the election results, Trump racked up a $250M war chest, dubbed the "legal defense fund" he promised would be used to fight the results. His campaign infamously bombarded voters with multiple texts and emails to get them to pay, but it was never reported what Trump did with that money. At least we know he didn't pay his legal fees.

Rudy Giuliani in dire need of cash

Giuliani is currently facing multiple legal cases. His biggest right now is the FBI raid, linked to an investigation into violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. As part of his efforts to overturn the results, Trump's lawyer reportedly worked with two Russians — Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman — to dig up dirt on Hunter Biden. Investigators are also looking into whether Giuliani acted as an unregistered federal agent and lobbied the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials and oligarchs.

Furthermore, Giuliani is also facing legal challenges from Dominion and Smartmatic, after he complained that voting machines switched votes to Joe Biden. Dominion has sued Giuliani for $1.3B, while Smartmatic has sued for $2.7B. According to legal experts, both cases have 'a serious shot at victory', giving Giuliani an urgent need for cash as he ramps up his defense.

Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner and stauch Giuliani ally tweeted on May 3, "I want to know what the @GOP did with the quarter of $1 billion they collected for the election legal fight. Lawyers and law firms that didn’t do shit were paid lots of money and the people that worked their ass off, got nothing." It's unclear what relationship Kerik and Giuliani have, but the former commissioner has been tweeting a stream of pro-Giuliani content in recent weeks.



 

As pressure mounts on Giuliani, it is also mounting on Trump to pay, but will the famously stingy former POTUS cough up? It seems unlikely, which could force Giuliani to flip on the former president. Shortly after the story broke, the social network was filled with memes and jokes about Trump.

Rudy Giuliani speaks during a Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee public hearing at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel on November 25, 2020, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Getty Images)

'Rudy is just one of many people Trump uses and discards'

One user put it simply and said, "Trump don't pay his own bills why would he pay Rudy's." Another tweeted, "Let Rudy get a respectable job and pay his own way. Trump will need the money when he comes to his day of reckoning." One joked, "Trump doesn’t pay bills, legal or otherwise."



 



 

 



 

"Trump needs all the money to pay his own legal bills. And he doesn't care about #RudyColludy anyway. Rudy is just one of many people Trump uses and discards. Basically they're just like toilet paper to him, with all that implies" tweeted one. 



 

One person tweeted, "Rudy made choices based on the lime light he received being Trump's hatchet man. He put his head in that lion's mouth after seeing Michael Cohen's head bit off. His choice,his consequences. You lay with dogs you get fleas. Period." Another joked, "Is it just me or can you hear Trump saying,"Rudy who??""



 



 

One commented, "Giulianis thinking that Trump is going to pay any of their bills is more delusional than any election BS that Rudy has spewed. Rudy will be thrown aside like everyone else Trump has ever dealt with. If you are so stupid as to think you will be different you deserve to be ruined."



 

Another joked, "This is hilarious. Trump doesn’t pay his own legal bills. Or he swindles the gullible GOPers to donate to his campaign by thinking it was going to fight the election results. I mean really, the Rudy folks thought donny was going to help? Help isn’t in the trump dictionary."



 

Going by Trump's history, it is safe to say Giuliani shouldn't be expecting his payment anytime soon. That begs the very interesting question, will he flip on the president in exchange for a lighter sentence? It could be possible, but we won't know for sure until Giuliani is actually arrested or charged. 

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