The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump is now at loggerheads with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and has advised his aides not to pay legal fees, the New York Times confirmed.
Trump was re-elected for a second term. The House of Representatives submitted an impeachment letter accusing Trump of “inciting rebellion.” It was approved by 10 Republicans 232-205 by a vote of no confidence in the President. The charge is Trump’s role in last week’s riots in the U.S. Capitol that killed five people. Now the Senate impeachment hearing will take place, most likely in the coming weeks.
According to The Post and The Times, Trump has become increasingly isolated – with some aides cut off and others leaving the White House in the last week of the Trump administration.
Giuliani is one of the loyalists whose relationship with the President has broken down.
The New York Times reported that White House officials began blocking Julianne’s calls to Trump, citing two unnamed officials in The Post that Trump told aides not to pay him.
The Times also reports that Trump was “outraged” by some of Juliani’s actions, including demanding $ 20,000 a day to fight the election results. (Juliani has denied that number.) The Post reports that Trump supporters have been instructed to personally approve reimbursement to Juliani for the trip while debating the election results.
Giuliani Trump had encouraged people to believe in baseless conspiracy theories, challenging the integrity of the 2020 U.S. election. Trump and his Republican allies lost dozens of lawsuits seeking to overturn election results.
Juliani’s statement was criticized during a rally near the White House before the Capitol riots.
At the rally, the lawyer called for a “battle trial”, which he later explained was not a reference to the “Game of Thrones” violence.
Many, including former U.S. Assistant Lawyer Orney, who worked with him, said they were disappointed with his comments.
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A senior administration official told the Post that not only Giuliani but also Vice President Mike Pence were worried about Trump not protecting him. White House Press Secretary Kylie McNani; Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser and son – in – law; White House Economic Adviser Larry Cudlow; White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien; And White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
“The president is seriously injured,” the administration’s senior official told the Post. “No one is out.”