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Report: Trump Is Getting Frustrated With His New Lawyer

He's thinking about benching Giuliani, sources say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2018 6:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – Is Rudy Giuliani going to go the way of the Mooch? Insiders tell Politico that President Trump is becoming increasingly frustrated with his new lawyer and is considering firing him after days of media drama resembling the short-lived tenure of former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. In his recent media blitz, Giuliani has drawn fresh attention to the Stormy Daniels hush money saga, contradicted earlier statements made by Trump and attorney Michael Cohen, hinted Trump may have paid off other women, and suggested the president might plead the Fifth in the Russia investigation. Sources tell the AP that Trump has told aides that Giuliani might be "benched" from future TV interviews.

Trump said Friday that Giuliani is a "great guy" who will soon "get his facts straight." The remarks—and Giuliani's media appearances—were mocked by late-night hosts Monday, the New York Times reports. "He's a former mayor and US attorney who’s now the lawyer for the president of the United States, and Trump talks about him like he’s a trainee at Chipotle," Seth Meyers quipped. "'Excuse me, my burrito fell apart.' 'I'm sorry, he just started yesterday. He's a great guy.'" White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that Trump still feels Giuliani "adds value" to his legal team. Scaramucci, meanwhile, says he is enjoying the comparison. Giuliani "is loyal, tough, and a fierce competitor," he tweeted. (Read more Rudy Giuliani stories.)

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