"They have a nationwide practice and reputation for excellence and integrity", Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, said in a statement Thursday. Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to Rudy Giuliani in drag. Mayor Giuliani expressed his deep appreciation to the president for allowing him to assist in this important matter. Former federal prosecutors Marty Raskin and Jane Serene Raskin are also joining Trump's outside counsel team.
There's something ironic about that, because Trump's refusal to take the advice not to is reportedly the main reason for the resignation of John Dowd, who led the president's personal legal team in the Russian Federation investigation until last month.
"They've been saying I'm going to get rid of them for the last three months, four months, five months", Mr. Trump said.
Pompeo's nomination as Secretary of State could be in jeopardy
Heitkamp does not serve on the Foreign Relations Committee, but her vote helps tip the Senate tally toward Pompeo. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is battling cancer, puts Pompeo's confirmation in the hands of a few key senators.
"Rudy Giuliani knows Bob Mueller, is respected by Bob Mueller, and knows this system of investigation better than everyone else the president has involved to this point", the anchor said. Richard Rosenbaum, the executive chairman of Giuliani's law firm, Greenberg Traurig, issued this statement on Thursday after the news about Giuliani's decision.
Longtime friends, Giuliani often stood in for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, and perhaps his endorsement helped win Trump some votes among some groups of voters.
For weeks, Trump had grown increasingly frustrated with the cable news chatter that he couldn't hire a big-name attorney.
Jeff Bezos revealed the subscriber-number of Amazon Prime
Prime Now, the two-hour delivery service for groceries, was also expanded to 50 cities worldwide across nine countries. Currently, the selection includes over 40 million local products from third-party sellers.
The appointment also brings to an end a fallow period for Giuliani, who has for many years been close to Trump and who pitched openly for a position in the administration. Martin Raskin served as a federal prosecutor in New Jersey and Florida, and also worked on organized crime. Since then, they went on to open a firm that handles white collar criminal defense cases. Some Trump advisers are concerned that the president could use his executive authority to close or diminish the special counsel probe, which has spawned a parallel investigation in NY targeting his personal attorney.
The news broke after he made it back to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in West Palm Beach.
After the 2016 election Giuliani was reportedly a serious candidate for U.S. Attorney General, but he reportedly was mostly interested in becoming Secretary of State. "It was really very inspirational", he told reporters.
Nikkei hits 7-week high on relief over US-Japan summit outcome
Trump said he was working to reduce the $56.1 billion USA trade deficit with Japan by pushing to remove barriers to US exports. North Korea says eight others died and denies the remaining four entered its territory.