Rudy Giuliani resigns from his law firm -- which was embarrassed by his train-wreck TV interviews: report
Rudy Giuliani speaks to MSNBC (screen grab)

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has completely resigned from his position as an attorney at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig -- and it sounds like his old employer has become embarrassed by his disastrous recent cable TV news interviews.

The New York Times reports that Giuliani stepped down from Greenberg Traurig this week, and the firm is publicly saying that he is doing so to completely focus on his work of defending President Donald Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

"After recognizing that this work is all consuming and is lasting longer than initially anticipated, Rudy has determined it is best for him to resign," the firm's chairman tells the Times.

Behind the scenes, however, the Times' sources say that "firm partners had chafed over Mr. Giuliani’s public comments about payments that another of Mr. Trump’s lawyers, Michael D. Cohen, made to secure the silence of a pornographic film actress who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump."

Even more damning, reports the Times, was Giuliani's suggestion that "such payments were common at his firm," as he told Fox News that Cohen's payments to Daniels were "money that was paid by his lawyer, the way I would do, out of his law firm funds."