After such a long friendship and partnership through the attempted reversal of the presidential election results, there seems to be a rift between President Donald Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. After Trump became the first U.S. president to have been impeached by the House of Representatives twice, he has turned his ire toward Giuliani.
According to The Hill, the outgoing president of the United States is reportedly refusing to pay the astronomical legal fees the former mayor is charging for his unsuccessful attempts to litigate his way into getting the election results overturned.
Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, commented on this latest development.
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 14, 2021
As reported by The Washington Post, “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.”
Others have chimed in on the news of Trump’s unwillingness to pay Giuliani.
What could be more Trumpian than this: “Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani’s legal fees, two officials said.” https://t.co/chHDki6Ewp
— Walter Shapiro (@MrWalterShapiro) January 14, 2021
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) 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
Is it really smart to stiff your future co-defendants? Askin’ for a friend.https://t.co/mM2qLvGB9D
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 14, 2021