Politico reported on Thursday that Giuliani, the former personal lawyer for the former President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: ‘He was a disruptor’ Ivanka Trump doubles up on vaccination campaign with after celebration of Conservative Club for Growth PAC’s second coup speaks out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE, fired several members of his personal entourage to cut costs, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Giuliani is said to have recruited a part-time driver, Eric Ryan, the son of his friend Maria Ryan. Giuliani was seen by entire entourage as he moved through Manhattan, which sometimes had as many as five people, according to Politico.
The Hill has reached out to Giuliani for comment.
News of Giuliani downsizing his squad comes as the ex-president’s ex-lawyer braces for a number of legal battles.
Federal prosecutors last month executed a search warrant at Giuliani’s home and law office as part of an investigation into his relations with Ukraine.
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The former New York mayor is also the subject of two libel lawsuits by two voting machine companies, Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic.
Dominion alleges that Giuliani issued a number of defamatory statements about it as he led Trump’s post-election legal campaign. Smartmatic accuses Giuliani and others of seriously harming the company by claiming it was linked to widespread election fraud.
Amid mounting legal pressure, Giuliani’s advisers reportedly urged Trump’s team to dip into his $ 250 million campaign bank account and pay the lawyer for the work he did in trying to overturn the 2020 election results, according to a New York report. Time.
According to Politico, Giuliani’s finances have been affected in the past, especially when the lawyer was struggling with several divorces.
Politico also noted that Giuliani would live a high-flying lifestyle, frequenting posh hotels and cigar bars and handing out cash on a private jet subscription service, friend’s dental treatment, and fountain pens.
Last November, The New York Times reported that Giuliani demanded $ 20,000 a day from the president’s re-election campaign to pay for his legal services, as the campaign struggled to challenge the election results.
Giuliani, however, denied the report.