Trump’s dumping of the former New York City mayor, who emerged as the talking head of Trump’s unsuccessful attempt at overturning the presidential election results, comes on the heels of the former president signaling his frustration with his longtime ally following the House’s vote last month to impeach Trump for the second time.
A person familiar with the matter previously told CNN that Trump instructed his staff to stop paying Giuliani’s legal fees. CNN noted that aides were unclear if the former president was serious about his request to financially cut off Giuliani.
Fresh off of the Senate voting to acquit him for inciting the mob behind the deadly Capitol insurrection last month, Trump’s decision to cut ties with Giuliani on legal matters comes amid the former president and his now-former personal lawyer facing a slew of legal battles.
Earlier Tuesday, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) filed a civil lawsuit alleging Trump and Giuliani violated an anti-KKK law in conspiring to incite the Capitol insurrection.
Last week, Georgia officials launched two investigations into Trump over his attempts to bully election officials into overturning the battleground state’s election results.
Additionally, Trump faces a criminal investigation in New York, with the Manhattan district attorney’s office is proving whether the Trump Organization violated state laws.
On Sunday, CNN also reported that Trump privately expressed his concern about the possibility of facing charges for inciting his supporters who breached the Capitol last month.
“He’s worried about it,” one adviser close to Trump told CNN.
In addition to being sued by Thompson, Giuliani is in hot water with voting technology companies Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems. Both companies are suing Giuliani for espousing Trump’s bogus conspiracy theories centered around Smartmatic and Dominion voting machines.