Rudy Giuliani Among 3 New Lawyers Joining Trump's Legal Team

Rudy Giuliani Among 3 New Lawyers Joining Trump's Legal Team

Rudy Giuliani Among 3 New Lawyers Joining Trump's Legal Team

So Rudy Giuliani finally got a job from Donald Trump.

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said that he will join President Donald Trump's legal team and hopes to negotiate an end to the special counsel's probe into Russian election meddling in one or two weeks.

Special counsel Robert Mueller (L) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The entry of Giuliani, an experienced attorney with a combative reputation, immediately raises questions about how Trump will engage with Mueller and the leadership at Justice. Trump has been weighing whether to sit for questioning by Mueller's team, and his lawyers have repeatedly met with investigators to define the scope of the questions he would face.

In his statement, Sekulow also announced that former federal prosecutors Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin are joining the president's legal team as well.




Giuliani has known Trump for decades and has staunchly defended him on the campaign trail and after the inauguration. "But I don't think it's going to take more than a week or two to get a resolution", Guiliani said. Guiliani will work with lawyers Jay Sekulow and Ty Cobb.

Giuliani, a Republican and ardent supporter of the president, reportedly traveled to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Fla. last week to finalize the deal, the AP reported. "He's entitled to do his job", Giuliani told the Post. But he is now a subject of the probe - a designation that could change at any time. He is a former associate attorney general and a former US attorney for the Southern District of NY, which is the office overseeing an investigation of Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Whatever implications may still surround Giuliani from his pre-election comments, his new involvement in Trump's defense serves as yet another instance of muddied waters and potential conflicts of interest as Trump's pool of trusted allies continues to dwindle.

It's the latest in an investigation the White House will be happy to see wrap up. He also intensified his public criticism of the Mueller investigation, calling it "an attack on our country". His flirtation with becoming Trump's secretary of state was thwarted, in part, because of growing concerns about his overseas business ties.

Earlier that year he had left the firm he founded, Bracewell & Giuliani, to join Greenberg as global chair of its cybersecurity and crisis management practice.

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