United States’ President Donald Trump has reportedly refused to pay Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer’s legal fees.
Guiliani was a key figure in Trump’s attempt to overturn the election victory of President-elect Joe Biden, in the November 2020 election through the courts.
The lawyer instituted a number of cases across the US, but lost all of them.
Washington Post revealed that Giuliani charged the president $20,000 per day in legal fees.
It was revealed that the relationship between President Trump and the lawyer started waning after the failed bid to overturn Biden’s victory in the November poll.
According to the paper, officials revealed that “Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani’s legal fees; he has also demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements for the expenses Giuliani incurred while traveling on the President’s behalf to challenge election results in key states.
“They said Trump has privately expressed concern with some of Giuliani’s moves and did not appreciate a demand for $20,000 a day in fees by Giuliani for his work attempting to overturn the election.”
The US President is also said to be frustrated and feeling abandoned in his last days in office, according to some of his aides.
Recall that some members of his staff have quit their jobs in response to Trump’s refusal to concede the election, as well as the recent impeachment of the President by the US House of Representatives.
The outgoing President is also reportedly annoyed that members of his inner circle have failed to defend him after he was impeached the second time.
Recall that Trump was impeached on Wednesday by members of the House of Representatives over his alleged role in the Capitol Hill invasion.
The Capitol building, the symbol of American democracy, housing the US lawmakers — was invaded by protesters, shortly after Trump addressed his supporters and asked them to march to the house.
Five people, including a police officer, were killed in the incident while many sustained injuries.