A desperate Giuliani traveled down to Florida with his lawyer Robert Costello in April to meet with the former president and plead their case for why he should pay for his former attorney’s legal bills, CNN reported.
According to the outlet, Giuliani and Costello had two separate meetings with Trump to discuss him covering the reportedly seven-figure sum.
They are said to have claimed that covering the costs would be in the 2024 Republican presidential candidate’s interests. However, Trump showed little interest but verbally agreed to help the former New York City mayor without committing to any details, CNN reported.
It comes amid Giuliani’s entanglements with Trump that saw the former president this week indicted for a fourth time amid accusations that he made efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.
Giuliani, a close Trump adviser at the time, also faces charges in the Georgia case and is accused of making several false claims about the vote-counting process.
Donald Trump, then US president, (right) listens as his then personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani speaks to the City of New York Police Benevolent Association at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, on August 14, 2020
Rudy Giuliani, former lawyer to Donald Trump, and his attorney Robert Costello, left, arrive at Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, Georgia, US, on Wednesday
An aerial view of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is pictured where Giuliani and his lawyer travelled to ‘beg’ former President Donald Trump to pay his legal bills
Following the meetings between Trump, Giuliani and Costello in April, CNN reported that the former president agreed to attend two of his former attorney’s fundraisers.
The outlet said Trump agreed to cover a small portion of the costs that saw his Trump Save America PAC pay $340,000 to cover the cost of a data vendor hoisting Giuliani’s record.
Another of Giuliani’s attorneys told a New York state judge on Wednesday that the former mayor could not afford the costs for additional legal fees that require him to produce records in a defamation lawsuit from voter technology company Smartmatic. The company has sued Giuliani over claims he made about the 2020 election.
Giuliani could be facing further stress as his legal woes pile up.
He was this week indicted by a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, accused of a ‘criminal enterprise’ as part of Trump’s election overturn efforts. Under an order by the judge, he will have to turn himself in for arrest by August 25.
As Trump’s former personal lawyer, Giuliani, played a prominent public role in the campaign’s efforts to push false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.
The former New York City mayor was involved in litigation that was rejected by courts and falsely claimed in testimony at local hearings in Georgia that he was in possession of evidence proving election fraud.
The grad jury indictment alleges he made numerous false statements about election fraud, including to officials in other states like Arizona and Pennsylvania, in a failed bid to convince them to approve an alternative slate of electors to keep Trump in power.
Then personal attorney for former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, speaks at a news conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company on November 7, 2020 in Philadelphia
Rudy Giuliani arrives at the Fulton County Courthouse on Aug. 17, 2022, in Atlanta
He and other Trump allies are also accused of making false statements to Georgia lawmakers about the election, including claims about vote counting errors by Dominion voting machines. Giuliani’s attorney declined to comment.
He is also facing legal action from election workers Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman, who are referenced in the indictment, and have sued Giuliani for defamation. A judge has ordered him to pay them $89,000 in legal fees.
Despite Fox News settling with Dominion at the eleventh hour in April, after the voting systems company alleged the conservative network knowingly aired false claims that its machines were used to rig the 2020 presidential election, its defamation lawsuit against Giuliani is still understood to be active.
Dominion sued Giuliani and Sidney Powell, also Trump’s former lawyer, in January 2021, saying the voting equipment company was defamed by their false claims that it had rigged the 2020 presidential election.
Reuters confirmed that both lawsuits were still active . ‘Dominion isn’t finished pursuing accountability,’ a Dominion spokesperson said in an email to the news agency.
Chapman University law professor John Eastman stands at left as former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaks in Washington at a rally in support of President Donald Trump, January 6, 2021
Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally after being introduced by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, left, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, August 9, 2016, in Wilmington
‘We have six active cases against media outlets and individuals who knowingly spread harmful lies about our company, including Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell.’
He was also in May accused of sexually harassing Noelle Dunphy, a published writer and business consultant, when she worked for him as an associate between 2019 and 2021.
In a federal lawsuit filed in Manhattan, the 44-year-old claimed for two years, she was subject to regular sexual abuse by her high-profile ex-employer – who had since his law license suspended after defending his client in the wake of the 2020 election.
Included in the bombshell filing are claims the Giuliani regularly – and without warning – demanded she perform oral sex on him, at times while on speaker phone with Trump, while forcing her to lie to the FBI as they investigated him.
Giuliani has ‘unequivocally’ denied the charges.
It comes as the former New York City mayor last month put his $6.5million Upper East Side apartment on the market amid his possible money trouble.
The former mayor’s apartment building, built in 1906, is just steps away from Manhattan’s Central Park
The listing does not mention the property’s current owner or the fact it made news in 2021 when the FBI raided it in a probe into Giuliani’s dealing with Ukrainian oligarchs
Giuliani listed the three-bedroom property located close to Central Park with Sotheby’s Realty in July.
It features a wood-burning fire-place as well as a ‘semi-private elevator landing,’ according to its listing.
The home also includes a ‘massive Primary Bedroom’ made of two combined bedrooms.
While the listing’s photos have been purged of most signs of Giuliani, Insider pointed out that you can see a replica of Joe DiMaggio’s Yankees jersey given to Giuliani in 2002.
The listing states: ‘This splendid residence boasts bright, high-floor outlooks and an abundance of sunshine, high ceilings, and beautiful hardwood floors.
‘The thoughtful and inviting layout of the apartment is complemented by copious original detail, such as wood paneling, and leaded-glass and 12-over-12 paned double-hung windows.’