Giuliani allies want to dip into $250M fund to help ex-lawyer

Rudy Giuliani's advisers are pushing former President Donald 's aides to dip into his $250 million election defense fund to pay his ex-lawyer who's now under federal investigation.  

The New York Times reported Tuesday on the pressure campaign, on the heels of the FBI searching Giuliani's home and office space last week. 

The newspaper also reported that Giuliani allies are disappointed the lawyer didn't receive a pre-emptive pardon from the now former president, despite knowledge of a probe into Giuliani's Ukrainian dealings. 

Allies of Rudy Giuliani, captured on Fox News' Sean Hannity's program Monday night, want former President Donald Trump to dip into this $250 million election defense fund to pay Giuliani, who's under federal investigation

Allies of Rudy Giuliani, captured on Fox News' Sean Hannity's program Monday night, want former President Donald to dip into this $250 million election defense fund to pay Giuliani, who's under federal investigation 

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Federal agents raided Rudy Giuliani's home and office in New York City last week as part of their investigation into his dealings with Ukraine

Federal agents raided Rudy Giuliani's home and office in New York City last week as part of their investigation into his dealings with Ukraine

Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who led 's effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election result, needs payment for that work as he's hired lawyers for himself to work on his defense in the federal case. 

Giuliani is under investigation for allegedly violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act. 

Last week, his Manhattan home and office were raided and his electronic equipment seized, as part of the investigation into whether the 76-year-old acted as an unregistered federal agent and lobbied the administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials and oligarchs. 

The investigation was prompted by a case against two Soviet-born men who assisted Giuliani in attempts to dig up incriminating information in Ukraine against Hunter Biden, who was on the board of an energy company there.    

During the late stages of campaigning in the 2020 election, photos that appeared to show Hunter Biden with drug paraphernalia, along with documents and emails, were released to The New York Post by Giuliani.

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