Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was being paid by a global consulting firm when he sent a letter to the president of Romania last week that contradicted the U.S. government’s official position.
Giuliani’s letter to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis appears to take sides in a fight at the top of the Romanian government over how to rein in high-level corruption.
Giuliani calls for an amnesty to be extended “to those who have been prosecuted and convicted through the excesses of the DNA.”.
“They are paying my fee,” Giuliani said, but he would not say how much he was paid or whether the Freeh Group retained him on behalf of a client.
The intervention in Romania will add to criticism of Giuliani for carrying out other foreign business while acting simultaneously as Trump’s personal lawyer.
“If Rudy Giuliani wants to be Trump’s lawyer and chief spokesman, he should not be taking public foreign policy positions like this on behalf of other paid clients,” U.S. »