Trump likes a good legal fight. He finds lawyers who want to jump into his chaotic world for one reason or another. Lawsuits and Donald Trump are comfortable bedfellows. Win or lose, Trump gets the attention he needs to help satisfy his insatiable ego. But most attorneys who brave the turbulent waters of Trump’s presidency know it’s not a long-term legal gig. Some legal experts say, Rudy Giuliani, Trump most recent personal lawyer, may be on the Trump chopping block soon.
Rudy and the Trumpster share New York History together. While Rudy tried to clean up New York City, Mr. Trump did his best to siphon millions of dollars from unsuspecting New Yorkers. New York federal prosecutors seem to think Trump and his three oldest children started a company that fleeced New Yorkers out of millions of dollars. Those New Yorkers thought the Trump phone idea would revolutionize how people use the telephone. But while Trump’s Skype-type phone system tried to gain enough traction to make people want to buy it, smartphones came along, and Trump’s phone became a dinosaur before Trump could market it.
Giuliani didn’t press the Trump organization when he was a prosecutor or the mayor of New York City. Instead, he got close to Trump. After all, Trump was a celebrity, and Rudy is a sucker for celebrities, according to his foes. Rudy and Trump stayed friends when Rudy went to Florida to practice law. Rudy developed an interesting law practice in the sunshine state. He helped foreign companies get around American laws, according to a Washington Post op-ed. So when Mr. Trump needed a lawyer who knew how things worked on the international legal stage, he called Rudy.
Mr. Giuliani is a master of the lawyer’s bait and switch. He’ll say one thing on Sunday morning news shows and then change what he said the next day. The press calls Rudy a master of disguise because they never know what Giuliani means when he tries to defend the president. But the press knew his comment about the president knowing negotiations for his Moscow Trump Tower project continued through the 2016 campaign would hit one of Trump’s exposed legal nerves.
The president gave Rudy a Trump-type slap down in private after Giuliani let the truth out of the bag. And Rudy’s been undercover since he got a piece of Trump’s bad side. But Rudy won’t stay hidden for long. More Mueller information will surface this week, and Rudy will be the guy that tries to discredit that information. But Giuliani may not stay around much longer. Rudy doesn’t like cold weather or that cold shoulder treatment he gets when he gets the call to sit in Trump’s White House hot seat.