On Wednesday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said that former President Donald Trump believes it is not his "call" to help his longtime ally and personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with his legal expenses now that he is under federal investigation.
Giuliani faces allegations that he violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) — the law that prohibits individuals from lobbying for foreign governments without disclosing their relationship to the federal government — with his business dealings in Ukraine.
The reporting on Trump's reluctance to get involved with Giuliani's legal expenses dovetails with previous reporting that Giuliani's allies are frustrated at the president's lack of help for his longtime friend. It also follows Trump's refusal to pay the legal expenses he owes to Giuliani for his unsuccessful work to try to overturn the 2020 presidential election — work that saw him arguing a case in federal court before a judge for the first time in over 20 years.
Picking up on Ben Protess & my story on frustrations by allies of Giuliani that he hasn’t had his mounting legal fe… https://t.co/so3IvjnQIJ— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1620253914.0
If this was a simple issue of Trump not realizing Giuliani was in trouble, as some Giuliani allies believe, this wo… https://t.co/fh2WN0xfaB— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1620254389.0
President Donald Trump has attacked Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for the past several months after she said that the 2020 election wasn't fraudulent. Since the, he and his supporters in office have decided she can't be in the GOP leadership. Instead, they've opted to support another Republican with her own anti-Trump background.
Amusingly enough, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) only voted with Trump 77 percent of the time, while Cheney voted with Trump nearly 93 percent of the time.
In move to replace Liz Cheney with Elise Stefanik in House leadership, Rs are rejecting a member near the center of… https://t.co/QmNXGE9VbG— Charles Franklin (@Charles Franklin)1620231940.0
But it was Conservatives Bill Kristol and Charlie Sykes who mocked Stefanik for taking campaign cash from noted anti-Trump Republican donors like Kristol himself.
The Lincoln Project cited co-founder Reed Galen saying that "Stefanik is the latest, but not the last young Republican leader to eschew whatever principles she claimed in favor of Fox News appearances and presidential plaudits."
BREAKING 🚨: Elise Stefanik accepted $$ from noted NeverTrumper. Alert Mar-a-Lago stat. https://t.co/B7J3KLn6kZ— Charlie Sykes (@Charlie Sykes)1620254900.0
In 2020, Lincoln Project Co-Founder @ReedGalen wrote about Elise Stefanik’s deep descent into the MAGA world. His… https://t.co/yL6r3xd0ad— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1620243543.0
Trump is the 'puppet master' behind Cheney war — and McCarthy has no power over it anymore: CNN reporter
On CNN Wednesday, correspondent Jamie Gangel tore into the GOP's building push to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from leadership for her criticisms of former President Donald Trump.
"At one point Trump wrote she's a 'warmongering fool who has no business in party leadership' and 'Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice and has my complete support for conference chair,'" said anchor Jake Tapper. "Is Trump pulling the strings?"
"Absolutely, no question," said Gangel. "Donald Trump is the puppet master and Kevin McCarthy is going along with this because he wants back in Donald Trump's good graces for political support, for fundraising. And let's be honest, it's not just Kevin McCarthy, apparently most of the GOP conference is willing to go with Donald Trump and — and push Liz Cheney out. This is truth over lies."
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