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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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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 KushnerBiden to speak with Saudi king 'soon' as pressure builds for Khashoggi report Biden to speak with Saudi king ahead of Khashoggi report: report Former Trump officials eye bids for political office MORE and Stephen MillerStephen MillerHouse plans for immigration bills add uncertainty on Biden proposal Trump reemerges to legacy being erased by Biden Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee 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 to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Myanmar military conducts violent night raids Confidence in coronavirus vaccines has grown with majority now saying they want it 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.