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Giuliani parts ways with law firm, citing 'pressing demands' of client Trump

Giuliani parts ways with law firm, citing 'pressing demands' of client Trump

Giuliani joined Trump's legal team in April, originally intending to take an unpaid leave of absence from Greenberg Traurig.

Just a day after his resignation, Greenberg Traurig already had a bone to pick with Rudy Giuliani.

The firm responded to the inquiry only after issuing a joint statement with Giuliani announcing that Giuliani was resigning from the firm, citing the long-term time commitment his representation of Trump would require.

The former New York City mayor suggested that it was normal for partners at the firm to make payments like the US$130,000 paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an affair she allegedly had with Trump. "It wasn't about that; it was about giving my full attention to the president". "That's why the timing is right".

Giuliani backed up Rosenbaum's statement and said the resignation affords him the time concentrate on representing Trump "on this critically important matter for our country".

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However, in a joint statement released Thursday, the firm said the parting will be permanent, due to White House demand which is "all consuming and is lasting longer than initially anticipated". He added that he maintains respect for the former NY mayor's "incredible career" and considers him a friend. Cohen told the New York Times in February that the money for the payment came from his own pocket, and that neither Trump's campaign nor the Trump Organization were involved.

During a phone interview with Business Insider, Giuliani said he wouldn't debate Avenatti because the lawyer was "pimping for money".

He added, "Michael would take care of things like this like I take care of this with my clients".

"I represented clients who paid substantially more than that", Giuliani said in another Fox News interview, before discussing unnamed clients who were in similar scenarios. "This silly deposition is about a case in which he supposedly colluded with the Russians, but there's no evidence".

The former NY mayor in an interview with Business Insider was responding to a challenge from Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the adult entertainer who claims she had an affair with Trump, to debate the president's defamation suit against his client live on-air. He said that the president's team would need to view the parameters as "narrow" and "fair". Like the other new appointees, secretary of state Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, Giuliani is a regime change-backing Iran hawk.

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