Donald Trump’s personal circle continues to grow smaller and smaller.
After attacking his own Vice President for not trying to illegally overturn the 2020 election, Trump now is reportedly disgruntled with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
From the Washington Post:
Though Trump has been exceptionally furious with Vice President Pence, his relationship with lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, one of his most steadfast defenders, is also fracturing, according to people with knowledge of the dynamics between the men.
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.
Many outlets have reported that Giuliani may have been wrangling for a preemptive presidential pardon just to cover his own backside. But it appears that may not be in the cards now.
Although, Maggie Haberman of the New York Times has tweeted that White House folks are now walking back some of the ‘angry at Rudy’ reports.
It makes perfect sense that Trump would stiff Rudy Giuliani on the money he's owed, AND expect him to represent him in the impeachment trial.
They're about to go through some things.
— ReallyAmerican.com 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) January 14, 2021
My favorite thing in the world just happened – Trump is mad at Giuliani for not winning any of the dumbass cases he wanted him to bring, so he's not paying him! Exactly as predicted! I told you that he would throw every single ally under the bus and never pay any of his bills!
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) January 14, 2021
And now it’s gone full circle, Rudy Giuliani is going to get stiffed by his client who is known for not paying any contractors after he helped him commit insurrection. Oh Rudy. 🤣🥂
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) January 14, 2021
Folks around Trump, who has few lawyers eager to defend him right now, are trying to walk back reports of Trump being angry at Giuliani.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 14, 2021