It really seemed like President Trump would keep Rudy Giuliani by his side as a loyal advisor for years to come considering everything the former New York City mayor did for him after losing the election.
When things didn’t go his way in November, Trump was determined to prove it was because of “widespread voter fraud,” and the only man he trusted as his personal attorney to root out all of those nefarious doings was Giuliani. The man really gave it his all, putting his name and reputation on the line to fight every legal battle possible in an effort to help the president remain in office.
Giuliani brought several dozen cases to court in many battleground key states, hoping that they could prove the President’s claims. In the end, every case failed and many were dismissed before even getting in front of a judge.
Now after all that it seems as though the president was not at all satisfied with his attorney’s legal services.
Trump is specifically furious at Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), both newspapers report, but he’s also angry that his allies in conservative media and politics aren’t forcefully defending him after a mob of his supporters laid siege to the Capitol last week. “His relationship with lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, one of his most steadfast defenders, is also fracturing,” the Post reports, adding:
“Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani’s legal fees, two officials said, and has demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements for the expenses Giuliani incurred while traveling on the president’s behalf to challenge election results in key states. They said Trump has privately expressed concern with some of Giuliani’s moves and did not appreciate a demand from Giuliani for $20,000 a day in fees for his work attempting to overturn the election.” [The Washington Post]
No word as to whether or not Jenna Ellis, who worked alongside Giuliani during the entire ordeal, is getting paid or not.