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More Evidence Trump Has No Intention of Talking to Mueller Anytime Soon

Rudy Giuliani officially resigns from law firm dedicates himself to President Trump's legal team

Greenberg's executive chairman, Richard Rosenbaum, said Giuliani permanently left the firm on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for Greenberg Traurig disavowed this in a statement to the New York Times after Giuliani's resignation.

Former federal prosecutor and New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has resigned from Greenberg Traurig LLP just weeks after he joined President Donald Trump's legal team, the law firm confirmed on Thursday.

The announcement followed several interviews in which Giuliani described a settlement reached by a Trump lawyer with an adult-film star to keep her silent about an alleged affair as a standard arrangement for lawyers trying to protect high-profile clients.

"I have great respect for the Mayor's incredible career and what he has done for New York City and our country for many years and consider him a friend", Rosenbaum said.

Giuliani said that the conversations he's had with Trump and the questions he's asked the president have been specific but informal. He added that he maintains respect for the former NY mayor's "incredible career" and considers him a friend.

In interviews, Giuliani suggested that such payments were not uncommon at his law firm to calm accusations confronting wealthy and well-known people.

Giuliani also tells the AP that Mueller's team, which is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election, is almost finished with its probe and likely views the president as the investigation's final witness.

"I wouldn't want to take his concentration off something far, far more important", Giuliani added, saying it "would be silly to make a decision" on whether Trump would sit down with the special counsel's office with so little preparation done.

Giuliani joined the team almost one month after the resignation of John Dowd, a former personal attorney to Trump. John Wagner is a national reporter who leads The Post's new breaking political news team.