Trump Won’t Say If Giuliani Is Still His Attorney: ‘Well, I Don’t Know’

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press after announcing and initial deal with China at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC before departing to Lake Charles, Louisiana to hold a campaign rally... US President Donald Trump speaks to the press after announcing and initial deal with China at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC before departing to Lake Charles, Louisiana to hold a campaign rally on October 11, 2019. - President Donald Trump on Friday hailed a breakthrough in his drawn-out trade war with China, saying the two sides reached an initial deal covering intellectual property, financial services and currencies. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 11, 2019 5:52 p.m.

A day after two of Rudy Giuliani’s associates were arrested on campaign finance violations, President Donald Trump appeared to be at a loss for words Friday when asked whether the former New York mayor was still his personal attorney.

“Well, I don’t know. I haven’t spoken to Rudy,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “I spoke to him yesterday briefly. He’s a very good attorney, and he has been my attorney, yeah, sure.

Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested on campaign finance charges Wednesday as they attempted to leave the country on a one-way ticket. The men were also involved in Giuliani and Trump’s efforts to dig up bogus allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine.

According to ABC News and CNN reports, Giuliani’s business-related interactions with Parnas and Fruman are the subject of criminal investigation in New York.

Giuliani has texted reporters that he is still representing Trump.

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