Several of the attorneys who spearheaded President Donald Trump’s frenzied effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election tried, and failed, to collect payment for the work they did for Trump’s political operation, despite the fact that their lawsuits and false claims of election interference helped the Trump campaign and allied committees raise $250 million in the weeks following the November vote.
Among them was Trump’s closest ally, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani. Trump and Giuliani had a handshake agreement that Giuliani and his team would get paid by the Trump political operation for their post-election work, according to Timothy Parlatore, an attorney for longtime Giuliani ally Bernard Kerik. But the Trump campaign and their affiliated committees ultimately did not honor that pledge, according to campaign finance records.
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Also stiffed: Sidney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro, John Eastman.
🤣LOL: Several attorneys—including Rudy Giuliani—who took part in the alleged conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election got ZERO payment from Trump’s campaign, despite Trump raising $250 million off their fraudulent claims in the weeks after the election. https://t.co/zXTh51Y4pW
— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) August 15, 2023