Rudy Giuliani to Join President Trump's Legal Team for the Mueller Probe

Rudy Giuliani is joining Trump's legal team

Trump Cabinet Reject Giuliani Is Joining Trump's Legal Team to Help 'End' Mueller Probe

"He has been my friend for a long time and wants to get this matter quickly resolved for the good of the country, '" Trump's legal counsel, Jay Sekulow, said according to Newsday.

There's something ironic about that, because Trump's refusal to take the advice not to is reportedly the main reason for the resignation of John Dowd, who led the president's personal legal team in the Russian Federation investigation until last month.

Trump's legal team had been short-staffed for several weeks, since the departure of attorney John Dowd last month. "This gives the government the advantage of deciding unilaterally which materials it deems relevant to an ongoing investigation and may result in the seizure of materials plainly subject to attorney client and other privileges", the site says. In other words, he's less a lawyer than he is an ambassador to Robert Mueller.

Giuliani confirmed his new role as a part of Trump's legal defense team in an interview with the Washington Post.

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So now it has added a celebrity lawyer with the added credential of being a trusted crony of the president's: former NY mayor and U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani. His former law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani, advised the controversial data-mining outfit Cambridge Analytica on its obligations under US campaign law. During the 2016 election, Giuliani campaigned with Trump and gave an impassioned speech in favor of Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Giuliani also spoke highly of Mueller, noting that they worked together in the Justice Department as well as when Mueller was Federal Bureau of Investigation director and Giuliani was NY's mayor. NPR's Amy Held laid out the many lawyers linked to Trump who ended up not joining the team - most recently frequent Fox News contributor Joseph diGenova and his wife, lawyer Victoria Toensing.

President Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, released the following statement Thursday: "The president said, 'Rudy is great. Time will tell how well Mr. Giuliani performs on that aspect of his representation".

Everyone is rightfully preoccupied with the weird decision by the Republicans to release James Comey's memos which make President Trump look anything but innocent, but let's not forget about the other utterly insane news to come out of yesterday: Rudy Giuliani is back baby! "I believe we've given them 1.4 million pages of documents, if you can believe this". "Trump needs a workhorse".

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"I have known Donald Trump for nearly 30 years".

Giuliani was also a vice chairman of the Trump transition team, whose activities have come under scrutiny by Mueller's investigators, and he also agreed to serve as a cybersecurity adviser to the Trump administration, although there have been few signs of his involvement on that front.

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani. His legal team has been told by Mueller that the president is not a target of the investigation, suggesting he's not in imminent criminal jeopardy.

Giuliani's law firm, Greenberg Traurig, announced Thursday that he would be taking leave.

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