Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani, who serves as President Trump’s personal lawyer, is apparently lobbying to join the Trump impeachment defense team.
According to The Hill:
President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been pushing to join the White House impeachment defense team, according to multiple reports.
An informal adviser close to the White House told HuffPost, which first reported Giuliani’s lobbying, that Giuliani has been “working Trump hard” to be among lawyers defending the president in the looming Senate trial.
A White House official and two sources close to the president told CNN that Giuliani has pressed Trump to put him on the team of lawyers.
Giuliani has publicly said that he is interested in being involved with the trial. He told reporters at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on New Year’s Eve that he would “love to try the case.” At the same time, he said he would be willing to testify during the trial.
Giuliani has repeatedly called the impeachment process unconstitutional. It remains unclear, and unlikely, that Rudy will join the defense team.