Rudy Giuliani has had a tough couple of weeks and that trend continued to get worse when he confirmed on CNN that his attorney, Jon Sale, has cut off his representation with the former New York Mayor.
Giuliani confirmed to CNN on Tuesday that he and attorney Jon Sale are parting ways. He told the outlet, “Jon was helping me with assessing the congressional request. He will submit his letter and he will be finished with what I asked him to do.”
When asked if he intends to hire another lawyer, Giuliani was unclear saying, “If they take me to court I would then have to get another lawyer.”
Giuliani was the personal attorney for Donald Trump until the president distanced himself from the controversial figure last week. When asked if Giuliani was his lawyer, Trump said, “Well, I don’t know. I haven’t spoken to Rudy. I spoke to him yesterday briefly, he’s a very good attorney and he has been my attorney.”
Trump on whether Giuliani still represents him: "Well, I don't know … He has been my attorney. Yeah, sure." pic.twitter.com/IRXgE4UkWM
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) October 11, 2019
Federal investigators are reportedly looking into Giuliani’s ties with two men who were indicted for campaign finance violations. The duo, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were arrested at an airport just outside of Washington DC as they were trying to leave the country.
Giuliani told Reuters on Monday that he was paid $500,000 by a company that was co-founded by Lev Parnas.
Trump’s former lawyer also said that he will defy a subpoena from the House of Representatives who are in the midst of an impeachment inquiry that, over the past week, has centered around a series of closed-door interviews with former Trump aides and associates who might shed light on the president’s dealings with Ukraine.
Giuliani was a frequent face on cable news over the past few weeks and in interviews, he was known to spill previously unreported and potentially damaging information about the president’s dealings.