Rudy Giuliani’s advisers are urging former President Donald Trump’s aides to donate $ 250 million into his election fund to pay his ex-attorney who is now under federal investigation.
The New York Times reported this on Tuesday about the pressure campaign, on the heels of the FBI that ransacked Giuliani’s home and office space last week.
The paper also reported that Giuliani’s allies are disappointed that Trump’s lawyer has not received a preemptive pardon from the now former president, despite knowledge of an investigation into Giuliani’s Ukrainian acts.
Rudy Giuliani’s allies (pictured) want former President Donald Trump to pour into this $ 250 million defense fund to pay Giuliani, who is under federal investigation
Federal agents raided Rudy Giuliani’s home and office in New York City last week as part of their investigation into his dealings with Ukraine
Trump raised a whopping $ 250 million in war chest and raised money from supporters while contesting the 2020 election results
Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who spearheaded Trump’s bid to reverse the 2020 presidential election results, needs payment for that work as he has hired lawyers for himself to support his federal defense. matter to work.
Giuliani is under investigation for alleged violation of the law on the registration of foreign agents.
Last week, his Manhattan home and office were raided and his electronic equipment seized as part of the investigation into whether the 76-year-old was acting as an unregistered federal agent and lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials and oligarchs.
The investigation was prompted by a case against two Soviet-born men who assisted Giuliani in attempts to obtain incriminating information in Ukraine against Hunter Biden, who was on the board of an energy company there.
During the late stages of the 2020 election campaign, photos that appeared to show Hunter Biden with drug paraphernalia, along with documents and emails, were released by Giuliani to The New York Post.
The authenticity of the information and how Giuliani got it were immediately called into question, and he claimed that the media has been targeting him ever since.
“This is all done because they want to destroy my credibility because I have that whole hard drive,” he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Monday night.
Giuliani has even more legal troubles as he is being sued by voting machine companies Dominion and Smartmatic over false claims he made about the devices that turn Trump’s votes to current President Joe Biden.
The Times reported that while Giuliani was in charge of Trump’s attempt to reverse election results in swing states, he was never paid for his work.
“I want to know what the GOP has done with the quarter of $ 1 billion they raised for the legal election campaign,” Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner, tweeted on Sunday.
Kerik had been appointed to his post by Giuliani.
In a tweet Tuesday, Kerik followed up by saying he ‘AGREE!’ that Giuliani “ did more for the president than they all put together, ” directing his comments to the Republican National Committee and its chairman, Ronna Romney McDaniel.
The day after the election, they walked and never looked back. They abandoned Trump, Giuliani and the people of Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia, ”Kerik argued.
The Times reported that Kerik had filed similar complaints behind closed doors, suggesting that Giuliani should raise some of the money.
The paper previously reported that Trump was recoiling from the amount of $ 20,000 a day that a Giuliani assistant asked to pay the ex-mayor for his election-related efforts.
Trump reimbursed Giuliani for more than $ 200,000 in expenses, the story said.
Giuliani’s son Andrew, who worked for the Trump White House, told ABC News he felt his father should be compensated.
“I think all those Americans who donated after November 3 donated to the legal defense fund. My father was leading the legal team at the time. So I think it’s really easy to make a very strong case for the fact that he and all the lawyers who have worked there should be indemnified, ” said the younger Giuliani.
“I would find it highly erratic if the president’s chief attorney was not compensated,” he added.