In a new report out from The New York Times' Maggie Haberman, Giuliani admitted that his associate Maria Ryan emailed the Trump campaign seeking the hefty daily pay for Giuliani.
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President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, after denying that he ever sought to be paid $20,000 per day for his legal advice from the Trump campaign following the 2020 election, has now admitted that an associate asked the Trump campaign for that amount, but maintained he was personally unaware of the request.
Last week, Giuliani stated that he would not be on Trump's legal team in his upcoming senate impeachment trial pertaining to the siege of the Capitol on January 6.
Giuliani, who is one of Trump's personal lawyers, has previously denied demanding money for his legal services, saying he wanted to help the prove claims of electoral fraud free of charge.
Giuliani told Haberman that he told both Trump and White House chief-of-staff Mark Meadows that he didn't want to be paid, calling the amount "ridiculous", though he said he could not remember when this conversation had taken place.
The request was sent from a Giuliani Partners email account, according to a copy of the email reviewed by The Times. So the ex-President then turned to his old friend Rudy Giuliani.
"As lead counsel for Mr. Trump in all election matters, Mr. Giuliani has spearheaded a nationwide public campaign to convince the public and the courts of massive voter fraud and a stolen presidential election", the complaint said.
"If I got a complaint like that on behalf of a client, I would be anxious", he said.
They added that Giuliani's actions in trying to annul the election "show that Mr. Giuliani is not worthy of the privilege of practicing law".
The group, Lawyers Defending American Democracy, has also called for an investigation for the past works of the tainted lawyer.
During that speech, Giuliani had instructed supporters to engage in "trial by combat" moments before they stormed the Capitol - comments which have left him facing his own potential legal troubles.
While it is unusual for a lawyer to be suspended or struck off, Faughnan told Reuters that Thursday's letter presented strong evidence against Giuliani and that he would "be concerned" if such a complaint were made against the one of his clients.