Giuliani resigns from private law firm

President Trump’s new attorney, Rudy Giuliani, resigned from his law firm on Thursday. Giuliani, a former New York City mayor and prosecutor, had originally taken a leave of absence to represent Trump, but he and the firm, Greenberg Traurig, issued a joint statement saying he no longer worked there. Partners in the firm reportedly were upset at Giuliani’s recent comments about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s claim that without Trump’s knowledge he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 for her silence on her allegation that she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago. Giuliani suggested that such arrangements were common at his law firm. Greenberg Traurig said it “would not condone payments” like that.

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