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Giuliani's unofficial role allowed him to avoid White House disclosure rules: report

Giuliani's unofficial role allowed him to avoid White House disclosure rules: report
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Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiMichigan voter fraud hearing goes viral for alleged flatulence, unruly witness Trump hits Barr over voter fraud remarks: 'He hasn't looked' Trump pardon scandal would doom his 2024 campaign MORE's unofficial role as President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE's adviser and attorney has left him in a position immune to typical financial disclosures released by White House officials, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

An investigation by the newspaper published Sunday found that Giuliani, unlike other top members of the president's inner circle, has not filed any financial disclosures with the White House since joining Trump's team as a cybersecurity adviser shortly after the 2017 inauguration.

His lack of an official role or title has reportedly allowed him to sidestep the ethics protocols required of other top aides like senior White House advisers Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerMary Trump doesn't think Trump will run in 2024 Trump pardon scandal would doom his 2024 campaign Enforcing the Presidential Records Act is essential for preserving our democracy's transparency, history MORE and Stephen MillerStephen MillerWhite House liaison barred from DOJ after pressing for sensitive information President says Trump Jr. doing 'very well' after COVID-19 diagnosis Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19 MORE. Giuliani has also had no contact with the Office of Government Ethics, which oversees White House staff, according to the Chronicle.

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Giuliani declined comment in a text to a Chronicle reporter. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

The former New York City mayor's role in Trump's circle of advisers has come under heavy scrutiny by congressional Democrats due to his efforts in Ukraine to persuade top officials to open criminal investigations into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE and his son, Hunter Biden.

Critics of the president and supporters of the now-passed articles of impeachment against Trump argue that Giuliani's efforts as well as Trump's phone call with Ukraine's president in July constituted efforts to solicit foreign interference in a U.S. election.