Rudy Giuliani is ‘nearly broke’ as he fends off a massive $1.3 billion Dominion lawsuit and federal probe, but ‘Trump refuses to bet’ despite his $100 million war chest
- Rudy Giuliani told NBC he’s ‘more than willing to go to jail’ but prosecutors would ‘be in heaven with the consequences’
- He is under investigation for alleged possible violations in the disclosure of his dealings with Ukraine, and the FBI raided his home and office in April
- He is also named in massive Dominion lawsuit over his attempts to nullify the election
- Served as Trump’s personal attorney and worked to get dirt out of Ukraine while ramping up Trump’s bid to nullify the election
- He’s ‘almost broke’, reports the New York Times
- Trump’s campaign won more than the highest party committees
Rudy Giuliani is nearly ‘devastated’ as he faces potentially lengthy legal proceedings after an FBI raid on his home and office – and his aides are surprised that his longtime client, former President Trump, is not contributing, despite Trump’s own massive fund-raising campaign .
The grunts come as Trump topples the election effort that helped fuel Giuliani in his ultimately fruitless legal battle, and Trump continues to help bank donations from across the country.
He raised $82 million in the first half of 2021 — and now sits on a $102 million treasury as he tries to overthrow the Republicans he considers “RINOs” and position himself for a possible presidential run in 2024.
Allies of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani want former President Donald Trump to help with his legal costs now that he is nearly ‘broken’ after Trump boosted his campaign funds to $100 million
With Giuliani facing legal troubles that the former New York mayor says could land him in jail, his allies see Trump’s loot as a potential lifeline.
He is also mentioned in a massive lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems over his claims as part of his efforts to claim fraud in states that Joe Biden won from President Trump.
He’s ‘almost broke’, the New York Times reported, and the allies are “baffled” that Trump is not at least helping with Giuliani’s mounting legal costs.
Giuliani had no doubts that he is considering at least poor results on the legal front, despite denying all charges against him.
“I mean, I’m more than willing to go to jail if they want to put me in jail. And if they do, they will bear the consequences in heaven, not me,” Giuliani said. “I didn’t do anything wrong,” he added.
According to WinRed, the GOP’s main contributor site, Trump has raised far more money than any other Republican. He has also surpassed each of the party’s three main fundraising arms in donations.
Giuliani Named in $1 Billion Lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems
Rudy Giuliani told NBC he’s ‘more than willing to go to jail’ but prosecutors would ‘be in heaven with the consequences’
The FBI is investigating Giuliani’s transactions in Ukraine. Former associate Lev Parnas is accused of circumventing campaign contribution limits
It could be problematic for Trump to fund Giuliani’s legal efforts as Giuliani engages in a legal battle
Trump’s statement on his latest round of funding referenced many of the “stolen” election claims Giuliani forwarded on the legal front, though a series of courts dismissed “Kraken” lawsuits with similar claims, and Congress counted the electoral votes that were certified by states that made Joe Biden president.
“Uncovering the truth about the electoral fraud and stolen 2020 is critical to restoring confidence in our electoral process and our country itself,” Trump said in his statement on the mass fundraising. “On behalf of the millions of men and women who share my outrage and want me to continue fighting for the truth, I am grateful for your support.”
He has repeatedly visited his extensive mailing list with calls to raise money related to the attempt to nullify the election, destroying Democrats who want to investigate it as part of the “witch hunt.”
The issue facing Trump is more than a matter of generosity, according to aides. His aides say there is no way to pay Giuliani’s bills that is not “problematic” for Trump, according to the Times. Such an arrangement could be brought forward in any possible prosecution that could harm both men, and if Giuliani were convicted, it would further tie him to the actions of his longtime personal attorney.
Giuliani can argue that his actions were essentially on behalf of Trump.
FBI agents raided Giuliani’s home and office in April and seized numerous electronic devices as part of their investigation into his dealings in Ukraine. According to one of the FBI orders, agents were seeking information about Giuliani’s communications with former Ukrainian prosecutors — which were part of his effort to dig up dirt on the Bidens. That effort was part of Giuliani’s effort to aid Trump in his reelection. He has said he was not paid to represent Trump.
Giuliani’s own legal defense fund has struggled to bring cash.