After Initially Denying It, Team Giuliani Admits to Asking Trump for 20k a Day
Donald Trump had initially hoped that some major white shoe law firms would represent him in his election fight. After they received terrible press, though, the law firms quickly dropped him as a client. So the ex-President then turned to his old friend Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani made an even bigger mess of the situation while acting as Trump’s lawyer. He memorably held a press conference next to a sex shop. He later had a hearing where his witness seemed drunk and he audibly passed gas during a hearing.
Despite his poor performance, reports came out that Giuliani had sent Trump a whopping bill. Despite initially denying that he had charged the President $20,000 a day, Maggie Haberman has now confirmed the story to be true.
When Giuliani was asked about the story he said, “I never had a single expectation of being paid a penny. I feel extremely bad that I’m portrayed as some kind of money-grubbing ambulance chaser. I represented him out of my sense of commitment. I didn’t see anything about this that was going to lead to great wealth. I did see a lot about this that was going to lead to great torture.”
Giuliani concedes that an associate did ask for $20,000 a day to help Trump post-election. https://t.co/SDLqvbYf0D
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 23, 2021
The Times’ Haberman reported last night, “Mr. Giuliani acknowledged in a brief phone interview that his associate, Maria Ryan, had sent the email shortly after Election Day. But he maintained that she consulted with another associate, Larry Levy, about what Mr. Giuliani should ask for from the campaign while Mr. Giuliani was out of town.”