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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:46 PM

Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani's legal fees



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Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giulianiís legal fees and the president did not appreciate a demand from Giuliani for $20,000 a day in fees, per ⁦@PhilipRucker⁩ ⁦@jdawsey1⁩ ⁦@AshleyRParker⁩ https://washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-isolated-impeachment/2021/01/13/0595675a-55b6-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-isolated-impeachment/2021/01/13/0595675a-55b6-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html

When Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president ever impeached twice in a bipartisan rebuke, he did so as a leader increasingly isolated, sullen and vengeful.

With less than seven days remaining in his presidency, Trumpís inner circle is shrinking, offices in his White House are emptying, and the president is lashing out at some of those who remain. He is angry that his allies have not mounted a more forceful defense of his incitement of the mob that stormed the Capitol last week, advisers and associates said.

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 Giulianiís legal fees, two officials said, and has demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements for the expenses Giuliani incurred while traveling on the presidentís behalf to challenge election results in key states. They said Trump has privately expressed concern with some of Giulianiís moves and did not appreciate a demand from Giuliani for $20,000 a day in fees for his work attempting to overturn the election.

As he watched impeachment quickly gain steam, Trump was upset generally that virtually nobody is defending him ó including press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, economic adviser Larry Kudlow, national security adviser Robert C. OíBrien and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, according to a senior administration official.

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Reply Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani's legal fees (Original post)
Nevilledog Wednesday OP
tanyev Wednesday #1
TheBlackAdder Wednesday #34
CentralMass Wednesday #2
StarfishSaver Wednesday #36
bullimiami Wednesday #3
underpants Wednesday #4
MyOwnPeace Wednesday #10
underpants Wednesday #27
Cha Wednesday #5
Hekate Wednesday #6
RainCaster Wednesday #7
Dem2theMax Wednesday #8
MyOwnPeace Wednesday #15
PJMcK Wednesday #17
RockRaven Wednesday #9
central scrutinizer Wednesday #11
Quixote1818 Wednesday #12
msongs Wednesday #13
Mike Nelson Wednesday #14
MyOwnPeace Wednesday #19
getagrip_already Wednesday #16
soothsayer Wednesday #21
Liberal In Texas Wednesday #30
getagrip_already Wednesday #35
Totally Tunsie Wednesday #18
MyOwnPeace Wednesday #24
Totally Tunsie Wednesday #25
enough Wednesday #20
AntiFascist Wednesday #22
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Raven123 Wednesday #26
UTUSN Wednesday #28
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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:47 PM

1. LOL.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:19 PM

34. This is a great sign. Trump knows he's fried and will take everyone else down with him.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:48 PM

2. Hopefully Rudy will turn on him.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:34 PM

36. If Trump doesn't pay his legal fees and starts to claim he didn't really know Rudy

there goes the attorney-client privilege and Rudy can sing like a bird ...

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:48 PM

3. Ha

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:49 PM

4. Okay. Who saw this coming?

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:52 PM

10. THAT, is indeed.....

the PERFECT response! If you did NOT expect this, call the coroner - you need to be seen by him.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:15 PM

27. I've been using that all over the place

I think itís hilarious

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:49 PM

5. Ha! So now the Treasonous Asshole

has turned on the Ghoul!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:50 PM

6. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you...

...to discover that Trump would stiff someone who worked for him, and throw a friend under the bus.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:50 PM

7. This guy should not be alienating attorneys right now

But nobody has ever accused DFT of being smart.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:50 PM

8. Wouldn't it be wonderful if that pissed off Giuliani to the point

where he actually started talking?

(I know, he talks all the time.)

But this time, telling the truth?

I know, it's a long shot.

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:55 PM

15. Did you EVER hear the story.....

about the "Boy Who Cried 'Wolf!"?????????

There's NO WAY ANYBODY could tell if Rudy was telling the truth, no matter how many times he included 9/11,9/11, 9/11 etc., etc...........

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:56 PM

17. One problem

Giuliani no longer has any credibility. No matter what he says, his statements are impeachable. The guy is a bald-faced liar.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:51 PM

9. So... Any readers of tea leaves... Does this mean it is less likely or more likely that Rudy gets

his blanket pre-emptive pardon?

I could see Trump being mad at Rudy, so he won't pay him AND he won't give the pardon.

But I could also see that Trump sees the pardon he will intends to give as adequate payment, and so refuses to overpay by also paying cash.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:52 PM

11. Shocked!

Shocked that there is stiffing going on!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:53 PM

12. Self delete

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:54 PM

13. well looks like Kayleigh is not gonna get grabbed any time soon nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:54 PM

14. Ha-ha!

... Donald must be going broke... Rudy will have to write a book for money... how will they pay their wives?

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:57 PM

19. Even a problem there!

Who would care to pay him to write it - and WHO IN HELL would ever buy the damned thing?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:56 PM

16. so who does that leave for his legal defense team?

There don't seem to be many lawyers left standing that will take him on. Once he loses the wh counsel's office and doj, he has nuttin.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:59 PM

21. Dershowitz in his undies? He gonna' do it when he sees this?

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:03 PM

30. Whoever decides to do it better count on doing it pro bono. Or get the fees up front.

And wait until the checks clear. Maybe he'll be pro se - defend himself where he'll have a fool for a client.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:28 PM

35. better be an independently wealthy recluse who doesn't need to practice law in any capacity.....

because they will eventually be shunned, disbarred, or arrested. Maybe all three for the lawyer trump trifecta.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:57 PM

18. The Maytag Man is no longer the loneliest man in town..

tRump walks alone, literally and figuratively.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:01 PM

24. WOW!!!! What a great ad........

IQ45 walking through the empty halls of the White House, or the closed casinos, or the vacant TRUMP hotels, or the hundreds of closed Sears stores, just mumbling about how SO many people have said, "Sir, I wanted you to be my Maytag repairman, but I just didn't need you......... (maybe a "vision" thingie showing Speaker Pelosi saying those words....)

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:04 PM

25. LOL...I like the way you think!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:58 PM

20. Maybe he means that Rudy won't need lawyers after his pardon. NT

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:59 PM

22. Ghouliania not getting a pardon? n/t

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:59 PM

23. It's always somebody else's fault.

What a little brat.

Not that I feel the little bit sorry for that shitheel Rudy.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:10 PM

26. I heard Rudy was working on commission. Only got paid for cases he won

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:29 PM

28. Bwah!1

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:32 PM

29. That's hilarious

Rudy thought he was going to get paid.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:05 PM

31. Suck it Rudy, no revolution and dictatorship, no pay.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:09 PM

32. Trump's right.

Rudy isn't worth a dime.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:11 PM

33. Lol, he turns against everybody eventually!

You're on your own, ghoul!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:37 PM

37. Ain't going to be any pardons

If the narcissist canít get what he wants, no one else gets a thing.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:47 AM

38. I won't be the least bit surprised if Giuliani continues ...

to represent Trump anyway. It's not a sure thing, of course, but I simply don't see Rudolph the Leaky Lawyer having anywhere else to go. Further, I doubt Trump has the money to pay for high-priced, first-class legal representation.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:26 PM

39. Maybe he'll sue Sacha Cohen for back end points on Borat 2.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2021, 08:07 AM

40. Trump would LOSE again

Trump would LOSE again if he does not pay, in court ....

Clients have to pay lawyers if agreements were made on representation. Trumpo will be a broken man and perhaps the orange will fade away.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2021, 09:09 AM

41. Did Trump just lose his last friend? Nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2021, 04:38 PM

42. I's just too bad the Giuliani has so little credibility left he can't be used for evidence against

dump in court.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 03:23 PM

43. I always found Guiliani disgusting

He got far too much credit after 9/11 for basically standing around looking belligerent and he was cruel to the homeless.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_Giuliani_during_the_September_11_attacks


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayoralty_of_Rudy_Giuliani
During his 1993 campaign, Giuliani proposed to drastically curtail city services for the homeless, setting a limit of 90 days for stays in shelters. Opponent Dinkins accused Giuliani of punishing the children of the homeless with the policy.[79] This contrasted with Giuliani's campaign promise during the 1989 campaign to build hundreds of new homeless shelters around the city.[80] Advocates for the homeless sued the mayor over an alleged failure to provide proper medical treatment to homeless children.[81]

During the Giuliani administration, police conducted sweeps of parks and other public places to arrest homeless people and move them to shelters. Critics charged that the purpose was not to help the homeless but to remove them from sight. The pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Reverend Thomas Tewell, said: "I think the police and the administration in New York were a bit embarrassed to have homeless people on the steps of a church in such an affluent area. The city said to us that it's inhumane to have people staying on the streets. And my response was that it's also inhumane to just move them along to another place or to put them in a shelter where they are going to get beat up, or abused, or harassed." The church sued the city of New York, Giuliani, and Bernard Kerik, asserting a First Amendment right to minister to the homeless on its steps.[82][83][84]


He has always been a shit head.

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