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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:52 PM

Facing Investigation, Giuliani Needed a Lawyer, but Firms Stayed Away

Source: New York Times



President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, said on Wednesday that he had assembled a legal team to represent him in the criminal investigation into his activities related to Ukraine, an announcement that came after weeks of sputtered attempts to find a lawyer willing to take him on as a client.

Mr. Giuliani said on Twitter that he would be represented by three lawyers, including his longtime friend, Robert J. Costello. The hires show how serious Mr. Giuliani is treating the inquiry by federal prosectors in Manhattan, who are investigating whether he violated lobbying laws in his efforts to dig up damaging information about Mr. Trump’s rivals.“The evidence, when revealed fully, will show that this present farce is as much a frame-up and hoax as Russian collusion, maybe worse, and will prove the President is innocent,” Mr. Giuliani said on Twitter, just before naming his new lawyers.

The hires came after a weekslong search to find a lawyer who would represent Mr. Giuliani, who rose to prominence as the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, the same office that is now investigating him. He has a wide range of close associates — including former prosecutors and judges — who could have taken him on as a client.

But at least four prominent attorneys declined for various reasons, according to people familiar with the matter. They included Mary Jo White, who also once led the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District, as well as Theodore V. Wells Jr., a trial lawyer at Paul, Weiss, according to people familiar with those discussions.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/06/nyregion/giuliani-trump-impeachment-lawyers.html



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Reply Facing Investigation, Giuliani Needed a Lawyer, but Firms Stayed Away (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Wednesday OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Wednesday #1
CentralMass Wednesday #2
DENVERPOPS Wednesday #3
BumRushDaShow Thursday #9
TomSlick Wednesday #4
Stallion Wednesday #5
True Blue American Thursday #10
Talitha Wednesday #6
B Stieg Thursday #7
duforsure Thursday #8
Ramsey Barner Thursday #11

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:58 PM

1. Rudy would be the client from Hell.

Saul Goodman probably wouldn't take him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:43 PM

2. Three lawyers, Dewey Cheatem & Howe ?

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:50 PM

3. How about

Dershowitz (sp?)

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:49 AM

9. That was the first one that came to my mind.

Or maybe Geraldo. That guy has a law degree.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:58 PM

4. I hope Guiliani found competent counsel - heaven knows he needs it.

Everyone is entitled to representation. John Adams' representation of British soldiers charged after the Boston Massacre sets the standards for American lawyers.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:26 PM

5. Looks Like a Job for Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing

they generally represent scum-bag Republican criminals

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Response to Stallion (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 05:35 AM

10. I think they are on the trump team!:)

Dershowitz is trying to stay out of the Epstein mess that is still going on.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:32 PM

6. "weekslong search to find a lawyer"

So that's where he's been!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:40 AM

7. John Barron? John Miller? David Dennison?

Good god. There's even a Wikipedia page for "Pseudonyms of Donald Trump"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudonyms_of_Donald_Trump

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:14 AM

8. Ghouliani is trump's real deep state

trump claims others are doing against him. Again his claims are what he's doing against this country, so no wonder no one wants to take on this now knowing both Ghouliani and trump are guilty as hell, an don't pay their bills. trumps deep state being exposed, then add his son in law and many others .

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 06:04 AM

11. NYT eschews adverbs

"The hires show how serious [sic] Mr. Giuliani is treating the inquiry...."

I guess "serious" would be acceptable here if the NYT were distinguishing between "serious Mr. Giuliani" and "clown Mr. Giuliani."

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