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Grabbing TV Limelight, Giuliani Forfeits Law Firm (And Dignity)

13 May 2018, 12:17 | Simon Arnold

Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani

Giuliani made explosive headlines after revealing that Trump reimbursed Cohen for paying Daniels, in order to stave off allegations that the payment was a campaign contribution.

Avenatti tweeted earlier this week that he was "willing to participate on any network provided both sides are provided a fair shake".

The announcement followed several interviews in which Giuliani described a settlement reached by a Trump lawyer with an adult-film star to keep her silent about an alleged affair as a standard arrangement for lawyers trying to protect high-profile clients.

He added that a debate between himself and Avenatti "wouldn't be fair".

Cobb was also hostile to the far more aggressive strategy being developed by Giuliani and the new legal team.


"That was money that was paid by his lawyer, the way I would do, out of his law firm funds", Giuliani said on Fox News, speaking of Cohen's payment to Daniels shortly before the 2016 election. "I am also willing to do it on 12-hrs notice".

"This is a full-time job working for the president, and we've got to figure this out and get this over with", Giuliani said.

Avenatti fired back at Giuliani on Twitter Friday evening, posting a 2000 video of Giuliani dressed in drag with Trump performing a skit for the then-mayor's Inner Circle Press Roast.

It contradicted Trump's previous denials and was portrayed in many media outlets as a "blunder" by Giuliani.

By announcing Giuliani's sudden resignation, the firm of Greenberg Traurig, one of the nation's largest, made it clear there was no longer room for Giuliani's freelancing on behalf of Trump.


It is worth a reminder here that Trump's election mastermind and former White House chief of strategy, Steve Bannon, told Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff that he believed up to 100 women had been paid off by Trump lawyers ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Cohen is the focus of a criminal investigation in the Southern District of NY into whether he violated campaign-finance laws or committed bank fraud.

Avenatti did not immediately return a request for comment from Business Insider.

Oh, I think they understand exactly what you said.

"I wouldn't debate him because it wouldn't be fair", the former NY mayor and U.S. attorney continued. "First of all, I don't think they really understand what I said", he said.


"I know Alan Dershowitz", Giuliani said.



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