BREAKING UPDATE: Rudy Giuliani Joins Trump’s Legal Team to ‘Negotiate an End’ to Mueller Witch Hunt
President Trump is looking to expand his legal team.
According to reports, Rudy Giuliani is in talks with Trump to join is his legal team.
UPDATE: Rudy Giuliani has joined Trump’s legal team!
This will galvanize the Trump base; Giuliani is loved by Trump supporters.
The Daily Beast reported:
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been in talks to join the President Donald Trump’s personal legal team, according to a person familiar with the matter. No decision is currently final.
A slew of foreign policy matters which Trump has had to deal with has slowed the process of expanding the president’s legal team, according the person familiar with the matter. Trump’s time has been absorbed by North Korea and Syria, which has limited his availability to speak with potential new members of his legal team.
Rudy Giuliani supported Donald Trump during the 2016 election and announced in April 2016 he would be voting for Trump.
Trump supporters went wild after America’s Mayor threw his support to Trump.
Update via WaPo:
Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a combative former prosecutor and longtime ally of President Trump, told The Washington Post on Thursday that he has joined the president’s legal team dealing with the ongoing special counsel probe.
“I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,” Giuliani said in an interview.
Giuliani, who joins a legal team that has struggled to recruit new members to its ranks, said he has been speaking with Trump for weeks about joining the group of legal advisers. He said he would work alongside Trump’s current attorneys, Jay Sekulow and Ty Cobb, who focus on the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also said he will soon take a leave from his law firm, Greenberg Traurig.
Giuliani said he formalized his decision in recent days, including over dinner last week at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Giuliani and Trump spoke on Thursday about legal strategy moving forward, along with Sekulow, who Giuliani described as a “good friend.” He added that he and Cobb spoke on Wednesday.
The Daily Caller reported two other former federal prosecutors will also be joining Trump’s legal team.
The husband-and-wife team of Martin and Jane Raskin are the two other attorneys to join Trump’s team, which is being led by Jay Sekulow. The Raskins, who operate a law firm in southern Florida, have worked in various U.S. attorney’s offices as well as at Justice Department headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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