Angry Giuliani snaps back at former law firm for not consulting him before issuing critical statement
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York speaking at a forum titled “Countering Iran’s Nuclear Terrorist Threats” hosted by the Iranian American Community of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmoer/Flickr)

New details are emerging about Rudy Giuliani's bitter break-up with his law firm, Greenberg Traurig.


The firm's partners had reportedly been especially angry about Giuliani’s remarks that payments like the one Michael Cohen made to Stormy Daniels were "common" at the firm, even without the knowledge of clients.

“That was money that was paid by his lawyer, the way I would do, out of his law firm funds,” he told Fox News. “Michael would take care of things like this like I take care of this with my clients.”

Giuliani had taken a leave of absence but has now reportedly "resigned."

“We cannot speak for Mr. Giuliani with respect to what was intended by his remarks,” the firm's spokeswoman said. “Speaking for ourselves, we would not condone payments of the nature alleged to have been made or otherwise without the knowledge and direction of a client.”

CNN's Dana Bash is now reporting that Giuliani has complained he was not consulted before the firm distanced itself from him and, in effect, called him a liar. Some of the firm's attorneys disliked Trump, he said, and that has caused a schism.

"The law firm has a lot of good people and a lot of people that hate my client and I don’t particularly appreciate that," he said.