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 GiulianiCourt sets Smartmatic dismissal date on Giuliani, Bartiromo, others Ukraine sanctions two businessmen tied to Giuliani Mo Brooks accuses Swalwell attorney who served papers on his wife of trespassing MORE's unofficial role as President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report 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 KushnerKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 The Israel-Hamas ceasefire is holding — what's next? Eric Trump buys .2M home near father's golf club in Florida MORE and Stephen MillerStephen MillerShelby backs ex-aide over Trump-favored candidate in Alabama Senate race Pro-Trump group presses Biden officials for records on critical race theory The Memo: Biden feels the heat from all sides on immigration MORE. Giuliani has also had no contact with the Office of Government Ethics, which oversees White House staff, according to the Chronicle.


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 BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine 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.