Trump ridiculed as court docs reveal bankrupt Rudy Giuliani repeatedly asked ex-POTUS for his $2M payment

'King of con': Trump ridiculed as court docs reveal bankrupt Rudy Giuliani repeatedly asked ex-POTUS for his $2M payment
Rudy Giuliani claimed Donald Trump's campaign repeatedly ignored his invoices (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor and attorney for Donald Trump, has been pursuing a $2 million payment from the former president "any number of times," as revealed in a bankruptcy deposition.

Despite his extensive work for Trump, Giuliani has yet to receive compensation for his services, which included notable legal efforts following the 2020 election.

Rudy Giuliani claims of unpaid expenses and legal fees

Giuliani disclosed in the deposition that the former president's campaign has consistently ignored his invoices, paying only some of his expenses. "I got paid expenses, but I never got a salary," stated the former mayor, adding, "Once I took over, it was my understanding that I would be paid by the campaign for my legal work and my expenses would be paid," as per Newsweek

However, when invoices were submitted, "they just paid the expenses, not all, but most of the expenses. But they never paid the legal fees."

In December 2023, Giuliani faced a significant setback when a Washington, DC, jury awarded $148 million to two Georgia election workers he had defamed during the 2020 election. He had alleged that the two workers were involved in election fraud to favor President Joe Biden.

The verdict led to Giuliani declaring bankruptcy just three days later.

During the bankruptcy proceedings, Giuliani's lawyers announced his intention to liquidate his assets. The move was strongly opposed by his creditors' lawyers, who argued that he was attempting to liquidate his assets just as they were seeking full disclosure of his undisclosed assets and the appointment of a trustee to oversee his finances.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 01: President Donald Trump's lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giulia
Rudy Giuliani filed for bankruptcy after he was ordered to pay $148 million to two Georgia election workers in a defamation suit (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In a deposition on February 7, Giuliani explained that Trump had asked him to join the campaign's legal efforts immediately after the 2020 election, noting, "After the election was over, the day or two after, President Trump asked me to take over the campaign legal staff."

Giuliani took up residence in the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC, and later moved to the Willard Hotel after contracting Covid-19. Despite the luxurious accommodations, Giuliani clarified that he was never on a salary, only receiving some of his expenses.

When asked who was responsible for the decision not to pay his fees, he responded, "Well, the campaign, whoever was the treasurer at the time. I don't remember," claiming that he and his team had repeatedly requested payment but had not received it. 

"We have for any number of times asked to be paid. Expenses were paid. And we haven't been paid," stated the former Trump attorney. 

Giuliani estimated that Trump owed him approximately $2 million but admitted he had never calculated the exact amount. He expressed willingness to accept payment from the Republican National Committee or the Trump campaign if they settled the amount.

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: (L to R) Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and preside
Rudy Giuliani has been embroiled in legal battles over his alleged involvement in helping Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election (Getty Images)

In addition to his financial struggles, the former NYC mayor was disbarred as an attorney by a New York court on July 2, due to his false claims of election fraud.

Following his bankruptcy declaration, Giuliani indicated he was considering legal action against Trump for the unpaid fees. In the bankruptcy paperwork, Giuliani included a "possible claim for unpaid legal fees against Donald J Trump." 

Internet slams Donald Trump for failing to pay Rudy Giuliani's fees

The revelation of Giuliani's unpaid legal fees led to a wave of criticism against Trump on social media.

One wrote, "I'm guessing Pres Trump considers it 'No Votes, No Dough' Like the bad mic tech he will not pay," and another said, "Rudy, when the con is in and you don’t know who the Patsy is, it’s you!" 

"He's got to be one of the dumbest people in the world. The Don doesn't pay anyone!!!" chided a person, while someone else added, "How is it Trump, who claims he is a 'multi-billionaire,' is always begging for money or stiffing people; he owes money too! Rudy told 'hold your breath' to get paid!" 

"Trump SCREWED over loyal minions over $$$. Why do MAGAs think he will back them?" asked an individual. 

"Self centered tRump won't spend a penny to help his faithful legal council who has given his all. Before U vote for the King of Con men consider this," wrote a netizen. 







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