Rudy Giuliani has admitted that his associate emailed Trump campaign officials requesting he be paid $20,000 per day to dispute the results of the November election.
Giuliani, who is one of Trump's personal lawyers, has previously denied demanding money for his legal services, saying he wanted to help the prove claims of electoral fraud free of charge.
However, in a phone conversation with The New York Times on Friday, the 74-year-old conceded that his associate, Maria Ryan, had sent an email on November 4 demanding payment to at least three Trump campaign officials.
Giuliani told the publication that he was as 'unaware' that the email was sent as he was 'out of town' at the time.
'I never had a single expectation of being paid a penny,' Giuliani told the Times.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'I feel extremely bad that I'm portrayed as some kind of money-grubbing ambulance chaser'.
Rudy Giuliani has admitted that his associate emailed Trump campaign officials requesting he be paid $20,000 per day to dispute the results of the November election
Giuliani's associated Maria Ryan allegedly sent an email on November 4 demanding he be paid $20,000 per day to help Trump overturn the election results. Giuliani and Ryan are pictured in September 2019
Ryan's letter reportedly stated that instead of Giuliani demanding $2,000 an hour, 'we will contract for $20,000 a day which will include all of the expenses for Mr. Giuliani and his staff'.
Giuliani's admission came a week after reports that Trump ordered his aides not to pay the legal fees to Rudy Giuliani.
Sources additionally told The Washington Post that Trump 'demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements for the expenses Giuliani incurred while traveling on his behalf to challenge election results in key states.'
Giuliani told The Times on Friday that he has not received any money for helping Trump in his legal bid, aside from having 'a few expenses reimbursed'.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
It is unclear whether Trump and Giuliani are currently on speaking terms. Giuliani did not divulge the status of their relationship during his interview.
Giuliani told The Times on Friday that he has not received any money for