As headlines swirl, Trump grows frustrated with Giuliani

Published May 8, 2018, 8:13 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By the Associated Press

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is growing increasingly irritated with lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s frequently off-message media blitz.

Rudy Giuliani, center, an attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, leaves after speaking at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik/Manila Bulletin)
Rudy Giuliani, center, an attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, leaves after speaking at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik/Manila Bulletin)

Giuliani has muddied the waters on hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels and made claims that could complicate the president’s standing in the special counsel’s Russia probe.

Trump has begun questioning whether Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, should be sidelined from television interviews.

That’s according to two people familiar with the president’s thinking but not authorized to speak publicly about private discussions.

Trump also expressed annoyance that Giuliani’s theatrics have breathed new life into the Daniels story and extended its lifespan.

It’s a concern shared by Trump allies who think Giuliani is only generating more legal and political trouble for the White House.

 
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