Law Firm Announces Rudy Giuliani’s Departure Amid Trump Media Blitz: ‘It Is Best For Him to Resign’
President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, resigned from his role at the law firm Greenberg Traurig on Wednesday, just one week after the former New York City Mayor unleashed a wave of scrutiny following his highly publicized interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
The New York Times reported Thursday that Giuliani resigned from the firm in order to focus all of his efforts on the ongoing special counsel investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.
“After recognizing that this work is all consuming and is lasting longer than initially anticipated, Rudy has determined it is best for him to resign,” Greenberg Traurig chairman Richard Rosenbaum said, according to the Times.
The resignation came after Giuliani took a leave of absence from the firm last month. The Times reported that Giuliani’s colleagues at Greenberg Traurig were not happy with his recent media blitz, during which he revealed for the first time that Trump repaid his former personal attorney Michael Cohen $130,000 in hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Giuliani’s critics said that the former mayor’s media blitz only created further legal complications for the president, even as Trump and his inner circle are in negotiations with Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding the terms of a potential interview.
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