New York (DOCLAD): Pressure on Giuliani has intensified since FBI agents searched his home and office last week. He is being investigated for violating the campaign law and his contacts with the people in Ukraine. But he has not yet been charged.
He is also being prosecuted by two voting machine companies, Dominion and Smartmatic, for making false allegations that the two were involved in a conspiracy to get more votes for Joe Biden in the presidential election.
Therefore, Giuliani has hired new lawyers as a very expensive legal battle.
Giuliani’s advisers reportedly pressured Trump’s advisers to provide financial assistance. Their argument is that Trump has raised $ 250 million (approximately 2075 million kroner) and that Giuliani deserves to be paid for his efforts to change the outcome of the election. New York Times.
In the weeks leading up to the election, Giuliani led Trump’s legal battle to reshuffle the election without providing any documentation of widespread election fraud allegations.
Wrote in November last year New York Times After the election, Giuliani demanded $ 20,000 a day (approximately 166,000 kroner) to represent Trump in all cases. Washington Post It was later reported that Trump had sent a clear message to his staff not to pay this amount.
Support from son
This week, the New York Times reported that Giuliani’s advisers, led by his son Andrew, tried again to pressure Trump to provide financial assistance.
– I want to know what the Republicans did with the quarter billion dollars they raised for the legal battle. Lawyers and law firms, paid a lot, and got nothing for those who worked the ass, writes Bernhard Kerrick Twitter.
He was a supporter of Giuliani, who was appointed police chief in New York in the 1990s.
Giuliani’s son Andrew, 35, who worked for Trump at the White House, recently said he planned to run for governor of New York.
He later clarified that he believed Trump should pay the risk.
– He should be compensated. I hope all Americans who donated after November 3 donated to the Legal Protection Fund. My father then led the legal committee. So I think it is very easy to argue that he and all the lawyers who worked there should be compensated. I think it’s very unusual if the president’s leading lawyer is not compensated, ‘Andrew Giuliani tells the TV channel.
– In which he must take the lead. He could be a hero, he said CNN.
Reports at the same time Politics Giuliani recently laid off employees to save money.
This comes after years of articles in the American media that Giuliani could get into financial trouble.
In addition, the former New York mayor was through a costly divorce in 2019. Washington Post In October of that year he wrote that he had to pay his ex-wife Judith $ 42,000 a month (approximately 350,000 kroner).
At the same time, the newspaper reported that Giuliani earned between $ 7 million and $ 9 million in 2016 and 2017.
In October 2019, Giuliani also left a machine message in response to someone NBC-Journalist By mistake. There, the journalist can interrogate Giuliani in a conversation with an unknown man.
– The problem is, we need money, Giuliani’s statements in the conversation include.
Conflict with law firm
During the divorce, Giuliani, the ex-wife’s lawyer, said the former mayor had a very expensive habit. Among other things, he reportedly spent tens of thousands of dollars on a private plane subscription, $ 40,000 on dental expenses for a friend’s son, $ 7,000 on pens, and $ 12,000 on cigars.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. For some time he worked as a lawyer for the large, international law firm Greenberg Truck. But in 2018, the New York Times reported that he resigned after a confrontation because he publicly supported Trump.
Giuliani has also held controversial positions as a consultant to groups and foreign officials, such as Qatar, Ukrainian oligarchs and a Turkish-Iranian gold trader, who is preferred by US officials.