Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is moonlighting as an Iran-basher in Poland — and maybe making money from it
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Donald Trump's attorney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani gave a speech bashing Iran in Poland on Wednesday — and he may have gotten paid for it.


USA Today reported that Giuliani was attending a rally held by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a controversial group of exiled Iranian opposition activists in Paris — and told its attendees that the main problems in the Middle East are caused by Iran.

"If we don't have a peaceful, democratic Iran then no matter what we do we'll have turmoil, difficulties, problems in the Middle East," the former New York City mayor said. "Everyone agrees that Iran is the No. 1 state sponsor of terrorism in the world. That has to tell you something: Iran is a country you can't rely on, do business with, can't trust."

The Wednesday rally at which Giuliani spoke was held at a Warsaw conference on the Middle East.

The conference, which is being attended by Vice President Mike Pence, was also the scene of a bombastic speech (and later a deleted tweet) by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he said his country wants "war with Iran."

Giuliani told USA Today that the group, also known as Mujahedeen-e-Khalq or MEK, has been his client for over a decade. He still works with them in spite of representing the president, the attorney said.

"He would not disclose whether he was being paid to attend the rally," the report noted, "but high-profile speakers to MEK rallies routinely get paid tens of thousands of dollars in speaking fees."