Unsurprisingly, former President Donald Trump stiffed several of his allies, including Rudy Giuliani, who are now facing criminal charges for helping him try to overturn the 2020 election that Biden won. And Giuliani is reportedly hurting for money right now to the point that he put his Manhattan home up for sale.
This is despite the fact that their lawsuits and false claims of election interference helped the Trump campaign and allied committees raise $250 million in the weeks following the November vote, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot said in its final report.
Among them was Trump’s closest ally, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Trump and Giuliani had a handshake agreement that Giuliani and his team would get paid by the Trump political operation for their post-election work, according to Timothy Parlatore, an attorney for longtime Giuliani ally Bernard Kerik.
But the Trump campaign and its affiliated committees ultimately did not honor that pledge, according to campaign finance records. The records show that Giuliani’s companies were only reimbursed for travel and not the $20,000 a day he requested to be paid.
Giuliani could die in prison over a raging narcissist’s demand for fealty without giving any loyalty back.
Trump has a long history of not paying his bills. But the revelation that he likely stiffed Giuliani, a longtime friend, is all the more striking given that much of the work Giuliani did for the Trump operation is detailed in a sprawling RICO indictment in Georgia released Monday, in which Giuliani is a co-defendant alongside Trump and 17 other people.
The indictment details trips Giuliani made, phone calls he placed and meetings he attended, all in service of what prosecutors say was a criminal conspiracy to overturn the election.
The Kraken lady and John Eastman were stiffed, too. And we know he’s not going to pay for Jenna Ellis’s defense. What surprises me is that any of these people thought that Trump would pay his bills.