Rudy Giuliani and his Manhattan law firm part ways

Rudy Giuliani officially resigns from law firm dedicates himself to President Trump's legal team

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Friday escalated his battle with Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels.

Soon after the law firm Greenberg Traurig announced that it was parting ways with Giuliani Thursday, the firm said in a statement to the New York Times that it did not condone the kinds of payments Giuliani described.

Giuliani's engagement with Trump's domestic legal woes have been every bit as incendiary. But the reality was that Giuliani already knew that Trump had himself effectively given the game away days earlier during his own freaky, rambling, uninvited phone-in on Fox and Friends.

It contradicted Trump's previous denials and was portrayed in many media outlets as a "blunder" by Giuliani. In addition, Giuliani was aware Cohen is already negotiating a potential plea bargain deal with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and special counsel Robert Mueller.

Originally, Giuliani and the firm believed he would not be working for Trump this long.

Giuliani told The Washington Post that the president and his legal team remain undecided on whether Trump will sit down with Mueller in the coming weeks.




Rudy Giuliani is leaving his job at a powerhouse law firm, citing the "pressing demands" of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.

Significantly, Trump has taken to the Fox News airwaves to sing the praises of a quartet of "absolute warriors" - relatively junior GOP congressmen Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows, Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis. The payment was made less than two weeks before the 2016 election and has been criticized as a possible campaign contribution meant to protect Trump and help his pursuit of the White House. Since Giuliani joined Trump's legal team, he and the president have altered their story about the payment and its timing.

Giuliani's increased commitment to defending the president in Mueller's probe of links between the Trump's 2016 campaign and the Kremlin comes less than a month after the former New York City mayor took a leave of absence from his firm, Greenberg Traurig.

Giuliani responded to new developments in the Michael Cohen case. More likely, as others have speculated, "America's Mayor" was told he had 24 hours to cough up a letter announcing his departure, or the firm would cough it up for him.

Of Avenatti, Giuliani said, "I don't get involved with pimps".

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