“In light of the pressing demands of the Mueller investigation, I believe it is in everyone’s best interest that I make it a permanent resignation,” Giuliani said in a statement.
Concur, Rudy G., it’s definitely in “everyone’s” best interests that you focus on aiding the Mueller probe full time. In fact, Uncle Rudy followed up on the blows he dealt to Trump’s case last week with a critical update related to this week’s revelations on Michael Cohen’s ‘Essential’ slush fund.
Giuliani told the press [Wednesday] that he called Trump and asked him about the payments. According to Giuliani, Trump replied, “I don’t know anything about it.” That is another misstep by Giuliani, who waived attorney-client privilege by publicly recounting the president’s words. If Giuliani made the statement in his own words, he could have taken the fall if Trump’s recollection turned out to be inaccurate.
That gives us just a little insight into why Giuliani’s partners were so anxious to extend his “temporary leave of absence” into fully kicking him out the door this week.
The New York Times writes:
Firm partners had chafed over Mr. Giuliani’s public comments about payments that another of Mr. Trump’s lawyers, Michael D. Cohen, made to secure the silence of a pornographic film actress who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. The president has denied her allegations.
Mr. Giuliani suggested that such payments were common at his firm, even without the knowledge of the clients. […]
“We cannot speak for Mr. Giuliani with respect to what was intended by his remarks,” said a spokeswoman, Jill Perry. “Speaking for ourselves, we would not condone payments of the nature alleged to have been made or otherwise without the knowledge and direction of a client.”
Nevertheless, Uncle Rudy’s obliviousness persists.
Mr. Giuliani laughed when read the statement from the firm.
Apparently, the tensions about Giuliani being a little too high profile for the firm’s tastes started with his unhinged rants during the election.
He said he had turned down two offers to host a radio show as he stayed out of the spotlight at their request since the end of the campaign, during which he served as an aggressive surrogate on Mr. Trump’s behalf. “The last year and a half, I haven’t been on television,” Mr. Giuliani said. “Frankly, I’ve missed it.”
Welcome back, Rudy G.