President Donald Trump hires some of his most trusted allies who have reportedly ordered the aides not to pay his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani's legal fees as the president experiences increasing legal threats and isolation from all sides.
Trump expressed disappointment with some of Giuliani's legal actions in challenging the election results and did not appreciate his demand for $ 20,000 a day in the failed move, two officials told the Washington Post.
Officials said the president is also demanding that he personally approve any spending Giuliani incurred on his multi-state legal campaign to prove electoral fraud, which quickly stalled in court.
It comes from the fact that Trump is said to be increasingly isolated in the last days of his term of office and whips even once trustworthy members of his loyal inner circle, as he is exposed to legal challenges and challenges for the company of his family from several sides after leaving office.
Trump has been deprived of his ability to spread his grievances on Twitter, and after Parliament decided on Wednesday to indict him for the second time, Trump is being labeled by insiders as "self-pity" and angry that his allies have not publicly defended him.
Trump is said to be increasingly isolated in his last days in office and attack even once trustworthy members of his loyal inner circle. He can be seen up on Tuesday
President Donald Trump has reportedly ordered aides not to pay the legal fees of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, angry at his demands for $ 20,000 a day
"The president is pretty wound up," a senior administrative official told the Post. "Nobody is out there," he added.
When the House debated impeachment on Wednesday, Trump's press secretary failed to put up a public defense, his aides did not blow up talking points, and there was little effort to whip Republican votes against the Democrats' impeachment push.
There is reportedly little appetite in Trump's remaining inner circle to defend the president for his actions on Jan. 6 when he frenzied his rally and told them to march on the Capitol.
"I have been told from sources close to the White House that the President is feeling sorry for himself and that he is increasingly isolated in the White House," said Pamela Brown, CNN's senior correspondent in Washington, on the air on Wednesday.
"For his part, the President believes – is upset that no one is defending him," she added.
"Even those who have fiercely defended the president over the years say privately that nobody but himself brought him here. The reason he was charged twice was because of his fault and nobody else's," Brown said.
Staff were seen removing office furniture from the White House on Wednesday before Joe Biden was dedicated next week.
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi demonstrated a signed impeachment article against President Donald Trump in the US Capitol on Wednesday at the US Capitol in Washington, DC
A naval guard will be standing at the entrance to the west wing of the White House on Wednesday. The presence of the guard means the President is likely in the Oval Office
Amid the stress of his final days in office, Trump's relationship with Giuliani could fall apart. They can be seen above at an event in August
Amid the strain, Trump's relationship with Giuliani may fall apart – although the president's attorney is one of the few who has vigorously defended him in public and insists that Trump's actions were not incitement.
Giuliani was a key legal advisor to Trump on his election challenge after leading a personal crusade to uncover potential filth on Joe Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine.
The former New York mayor's indictment of the election took bizarre turns at times, such as the infamous press conference in the parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping outside of Philadelphia.
It sparked speculation that the location was mistakenly booked on the assumption that it was the upscale Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia in Center City, though the incident was never fully explained.
At another press conference at the Republican National Committee in Washington DC, an excited and sweaty Giuliani seemed to melt on live TV and some sort of hair dye dripped down his face.
Trump, known to fixate himself on his aides' image and insist that they project a polished veneer, was likely dissatisfied with these debacles and the ridicule they drew.
While campaigning, Giuliani held an infamous press conference in the parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping outside Philadelphia in November, leading to speculation that the location was booked on the assumption that it was the posh Four Seasons Hotel
At another election fraud press conference held at the Republican National Committee in Washington DC, an excited and sweaty Giuliani seemed to melt on live TV
Rudy Giuliani speaks during a Pennsylvania Senate Majority Committee hearing on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the United States. Trump ran on Giuliani's claims of massive fraud and continued the case at a pre-uprising rally at the Capitol
The U.S. House of Representatives made Trump the first U.S. president to be charged twice on Wednesday, accusing him of instigating a riot when lawmakers tried to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the November 3 election . An electronic display shows voices
In addition, Giuliani is now facing his own potential legal threat if he tells his supporters at a January 6 rally that Trump's supporters should storm the US Capitol.
Giuliani defended his meeting remarks, quoting from the HBO series Game Of Thrones, which he inexplicably described as "a famous documentary about fictional medieval England".
"I was referring to the type of trial that was going on for Tyrion," Giuliani said The hilland refers to a character in the series.
When Tyrion, who is a very little man, is accused of murder. He didn't commit murder, he can't defend himself and he is hiring a champion to defend him, ”he added.
Giuliani's comments appear as evidence of impeachment after they were quoted in a report by the House Judiciary Committee prior to the House indicting Trump on Wednesday for a single count of "incitement to rebellion".
Giuliani is also facing a possible expulsion from the New York State Bar Association for the fire notices. Removal from the Bar, a voluntary membership organization from 1876, does not mean blocking and prohibiting the exercise of the law. Only the courts can do that.
It's unclear whether Giuliani's assembly remarks would raise concerns about adding him to his impeachment team, but on Sunday Reuters reported that Giuliani could lead the impeachment defense.
Giuliani said his comments on "Trial by Combat" were a quote from the HBO series "Game Of Thrones", which he inexplicably described as "a famous documentary about fictional medieval England."
Trump is now considering hiring a law professor to speak at his January 6 rally, according to two people familiar with the matter.
John Eastman, who performed with Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani at the rally, is being considered for a role on Trump's defense team.
The 60-year-old Eastman, who made unfounded claims of electoral fraud at the rally, would neither confirm nor deny whether he will represent Trump, citing attorney privilege.
When asked if he was ready, Eastman said, "If the President of the United States asked me to help, I would certainly consider it."
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Eastman and declined to comment on Giuliani.
The US House of Representatives made Trump the first US president to face two indictments on Wednesday, accusing him of instigating a riot when lawmakers tried to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the November 3 election .
Eastman, a former US Supreme Court Clerk Clarence Thomas, represented Trump in unsuccessful election challenges last month.
At the rally, Eastman, who was a professor at Chapman University in California until Wednesday, spoke of "secret folders" of ballot papers defrauding the election before Trump took the stage and reiterated the discredited claim that the election was stolen from him been.
Faculty members and students called on Chapman, among others, to fire Eastman. In a statement on Wednesday, the university president said an agreement had been reached that Eastman would immediately withdraw from Chapman.
Eastman told Reuters he didn't think he did anything wrong. He also doesn't think Trump is to blame. "None at all," he said.
White House Advisor Peter Navarro leaves the West Wing of the White House on Wednesday with a photo of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping
On Wednesday, people load boxes and other items into a car from the west wing of the White House
Eisenhower Executive Office Building workers remove office furniture next to the White House on Wednesday
Eastman came under fire last summer for posting a comment on Newsweek questioning whether Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was eligible because her parents were not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Newsweek later apologized for publishing the piece.
Trump could have a hard time retaining legal talent. He has had problems recruiting lawyers since former Special Adviser Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Widespread condemnation of the violence in the Capitol and pressure from anti-Trump groups could deter others from signing up.
Trump was first indicted by the Democratic-run house in 2019 for pressuring the Ukrainian president to announce an investigation into his rival Biden, but was acquitted by the Republican-run Senate in February 2020.
Giuliani's own pressure on Ukraine led to Trump's impeachment proceedings.
In his second trial, Trump will have to do without prominent constitutional attorney Alan Dershowitz, who joined his team last year and appeared in the Senate Chamber.
John Eastman (left), who joined Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani at the January 6 rally, is being considered for a role on Trump's defense team, according to sources
Attorney Alan Dershowitz, who appeared at Trump's first impeachment, said he will not defend Trump in a second impeachment but will publicly defend the first amendment
"I will defend the first amendment in the public opinion court, not in the Senate," Dershowitz told DailyMail.com. He did not say whether Trump had asked him to serve in his defense.
White House attorney Pat Cipollone, who led the defense effort during the impeachment over Ukraine, will also not be participating in the recent effort, according to a person familiar with the matter. Cipollone will leave his post on January 20th when Biden becomes president.
Jay Sekulow, another Trump personal attorney who played a role in the initial impeachment, is also not expected to be involved.
John Yoo, a Conservative legal scholar who also worked for Thomas and worked in the Justice Department during the George W. Bush administration, said Wednesday he didn't think Trump would want to represent him.
"I think he committed criminal acts," Yoo said, though he added that he believed incitement to be for the wrong reasons and "the Senate shouldn't convict him."
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