Giuliani not representing Trump in legal matters, spokesman says

Former New York City Mayor Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiCapitol insurrection hearing exposes Trumpworld delusions DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's riot lawsuit Bob Dole: 'I'm a Trumper' but 'I'm sort of Trumped out' MORE is not currently representing Donald Trump in any legal matters, according to a spokesman for the former president, Jason Miller.

Giuliani had served as Trump’s personal lawyer since 2018 and was one of the main figures representing Trump in his failed legal efforts to challenge the 2020 election results.

“Mayor Giuliani is not currently representing President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE in any legal matters,” Miller said in a statement on Tuesday.

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He later clarified on Twitter that while there are “no pending cases” where Giuliani is representing Trump, the former mayor “remains an ally and a friend.”

The new information came after the NAACP and Rep. Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonHouse members will huddle Friday to plot next steps on Jan. 6 probe Budowsky: Liz Cheney, a Reagan Republican, and Pelosi, Ms. Democrat, seek Jan. 6 truth The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Officers recount the horror of Jan. 6 MORE (D-Miss.) sued Trump, Giuliani, and two far-right organizations, accusing them of conspiring to incite the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Dominion Voting Systems also sued Giuliani last week for defamation for spreading falsehoods about the company, seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages.

News that Giuliani is no longer representing Trump touched off a bit of a media frenzy, with the Daily Mail publishing a headline claiming that Trump “dumped” his former personal lawyer. Miller’s subsequent tweet suggested that the two men are still on good terms.

It is unclear who will represent Trump in the suit filed on Tuesday, which accuses Trump and the other defendants of violating a Reconstruction-era law commonly known as the Ku Klux Klan Act.

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Giuliani and Trump campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis led the team that unsuccessfully contested President BidenJoe BidenCDC chief clarifies vaccine comments: 'There will be no nationwide mandate' Overnight Defense: First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Virginia | Biden signs Capitol security funding bill, reimbursing Guard | Pentagon raises health protection level weeks after lowering it Biden urges local governments to stave off evictions MORE’s victory in states including Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia. The team at one point included conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell, but the campaign distanced itself from her days after she appeared alongside Giuliani and made wild and false allegations about voter fraud. Powell went on to meet with Trump in a reportedly chaotic encounter in the Oval Office in December.

Giuliani was initially expected to be part of Trump’s defense team at his impeachment trial but said last month he would not participate, citing the possibility he could be a witness. Giuliani along with Trump made remarks at the Jan. 6 “Save America” rally that preceded the Capitol violence.

Trump was acquitted of the charge of inciting insurrection at the Capitol in the Senate impeachment trial, which concluded on Saturday. A total of 57 senators voted to convict the former president and 43 to acquit, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for a conviction.

Trump may face further legal peril, however, as the lawsuit on Tuesday portended. Miller said in response to the lawsuit that the “facts are irrefutable” and Trump “did not incite or conspire to incite any violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6th.”