Giuliani resigns from law firm due to 'pressing demands' of Mueller probe

Giuliani resigns from law firm due to 'pressing demands' of Mueller probe

But Giuliani, who's the latest addition to Trump's legal team, wouldn't have any of it.

As one of his first acts as lawyer to the president, Giuliani went on cable news to take their defense to the people, because apparently that's how we lawyer now. But in a statement on Thursday, the former New York City mayor said he meant to permanently resign from the firm. John Wagner is a national reporter who leads The Post's new breaking political news team. He said he was referring to a nondisclosure agreement that Mr. Cohen had negotiated.

But it's likely those at-times baffling television appearances are what cost Giuliani his law job.

Next Giuliani told news outlets that if - note the "if" - the president agrees to sit down for an interview with Mueller, it wouldn't last more than "two or three hours" and would be limited to a narrow set of pre-negotiated questions rather than the much longer, far wider-range Mueller wants. The second suit argues that Trump has defamed Daniels by denying her claim that a mystery man threatened to hurt her and her baby daughter if she didn't stop talking about Trump.

The renegade group of anti-Trump conservatives known as "Republicans for the Rule of Law", which is defending the Special Counsel investigation into alleged collusion with Russian Federation, is now turning its fire on Donald Trump's legal advisor Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani, now the President's personal attorney hired to help defend him in the Mueller investigation, was responding to Michael Avenatti, Daniels' lawyer.

Some have speculated the departure is due to more than just the Mueller probe. Perhaps Giuliani's former bosses would even have granted him a sabbatical, and then allowed him back, if the words coming out of his mouth since joining Team Trump hadn't become so thoroughly mortifying by association. In the past McGahn was credited with foiling POTUS's plan to fire Mueller and also attorney general Jeff Sessions, by threatening to resign himself in protest.

"That was money that was paid by his lawyer, the way I would do, out of his law firm funds", Giuliani said on Fox News, speaking of Cohen's payment to Daniels shortly before the 2016 election.

It is worth a reminder here that Trump's election mastermind and former White House chief of strategy, Steve Bannon, told Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff that he believed up to 100 women had been paid off by Trump lawyers ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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