- Rudy Giuliani is no longer “currently” representing former President Trump in legal matters, per CNN.
- A Trump adviser said Giuliani’s parting was only because there are no “pending cases” he’s involved in.
- Trump faces a slew of criminal and civil cases targeting his campaign, administration, and business.
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Former President Donald Trump has reportedly cut ties with his personal attorney and ally, Rudy Giuliani, according to CNN.
Senior Trump adviser Jason Miller told the outlet Tuesday that the former New York mayor is “not currently representing President Trump in any legal matters.”
Miller later explained in a tweet that Giuliani is not representing the former president “simply because there are no pending cases” in which he’s involved. “The Mayor remains an ally and a friend,” Miller tweeted.
After Trump was impeached for the second time last month, he was reportedly angry at his allies, whom he felt should have done more to stand up for him. He was said to be particularly upset with Giuliani and instructed his aides not to pay the attorney’s legal fees.
Insider reported that Trump was “offended” by some of Giuliani’s actions, including requesting $20,000 a day for his work fighting the election results. Though Giuliani vehemently denied he had requested the sum, he eventually acknowledged that one of his associates had asked campaign officials for a $20,000 a day fee to help Trump after his election loss.
Giuliani did not represent Trump in his impeachment trial because the attorney was a “witness” in the case and gave a speech at the pro-Trump rally that preceded the Capitol attack in which he told the crowd it was time for “trial by combat.”
For months, Giuliani encouraged baseless conspiracy theories that challenged the integrity of the 2020 US election. He was also a part of several losing lawsuits that attempted to overturn the election results.
Trump lost presidential immunity when he left office in January, and a “tsunami” of civil and criminal matters targeting his administration, campaign committee, business interests, and his own words await him, now without the protective powers of the presidency.
Though the Senate acquitted Trump for his role in the Capitol riots, federal prosecutors haven’t ruled out investigating the former president for inciting the attack that left five dead, according to Insider’s Dave Levinthal.
“He’s worried about it,” one adviser told CNN.
The former president also faces potential legal repercussions for his January phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which Trump pressured the official to “find” additional votes in an attempt to overturn the state’s election results. Prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, said earlier this month that they were launching a criminal investigation into Trump’s actions.
Giuliani remained one of Trump’s most loyal supporters throughout his presidency, even though his close relationship with the president has resulted in numerous legal troubles of his own.
On Monday, a newly elected district attorney in Georgia said he is looking into potential racketeering charges against Giuliani for his repeated false claims of election fraud.
Then Tuesday, Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi filed a suit against Giuliani, Trump, and two extremist groups in connection to the Capitol insurrection.
Giuliani also faces a defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems and one from Smartmatic after he promoted baseless conspiracy theories that the voting technology companies were responsible for election fraud.