Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate's firm

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Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate's firm

VIDEO SHOWS: DONALD TRUMP'S LAWYER AND FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK, RUDY GIULIANI, MEETING WITH TRUMP DURING TRANSITION BEFORE TRUMP'S INAUGURATION / TRUMP AND GIULIANI ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL AND MEETING OF


Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate's firm

VIDEO SHOWS: DONALD TRUMP'S LAWYER AND FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK, RUDY GIULIANI, MEETING WITH TRUMP DURING TRANSITION BEFORE TRUMP'S INAUGURATION / TRUMP AND GIULIANI ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL AND MEETING OF ADVISERS DURING 2016 CAMPAIGN / GIULIANI SPEAKING ON MUELLER INVESTIGATION FOR ISRAEL / GIULIANI APPEARING ON NBC'S 'MEET THE PRESS' / GIULIANI AS MAYOR OF NEW YORK DURING SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.

SHOWS: WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 20, 2019) (U.S. NETWORK POOL - Broadcast: No Use USA.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S LAWYER RUDY GIULIANI AND DR. MARIA RYAN ARRIVING FOR WHITE HOUSE DINNER 2.

WIDE SHOT OF GUESTS IN THE ROSE GARDEN 3.

TRUMP'S LAWYER RUDY GUILIANI LOOKING FOR HIS SEAT NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 24, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 4.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, LAWYER, RUDY GIULIANI, SAYING: "And we've actually ended up in a country, in which the media supports one standard for Republicans, investigate them for everything, including false charges, and another standard for Democrats, which is they can destroy emails, you can take billions from a foreign country while you're vice-president, you can take hundreds of millions from Russia, when you're get secretary of state.

It doesn't matter if you're a Democrat, you can break any law you want.

You're going to be protected by the media." ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA; UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 10, 2019) (ALEXANDRIA SHERIFF'S OFFICE-ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 5.

STILL PHOTO RELEASED BY ALEXANDRIA SHERIFF'S OFFICE OF IGOR FRUMAN 6.

STILL PHOTO RELEASED BY ALEXANDRIA SHERIFF'S OFFICE OF LEV PARNAS WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 20, 2019) (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 7.

STILL PHOTO OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S PERSONAL LAWYER RUDY GIULIANI HAVING COFFEE WITH UKRAINIAN-AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN LEV PARNAS AT THE TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON D.C.

UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 10, 2019) (U.S. NETWORK POOL - Broadcast: No Use USA.

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WIDE SHOT OF U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SPEAKING TO REPORTERS OUTSIDE OF WHITE HOUSE 9.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "I don't know those gentlemen.

Now it's possible to have a picture with them, because I have a picture with everybody.

I have a picture with everybody here." WASHINGTON D.C.

UNITED STATES (2018) (LEV PARNAS/SOCIAL MEDIA VIA THE CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER - NO ARCHIVE, NO RESALE) (MUTE) 10.

UKRAINIAN-AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN LEV PARNAS IS SEEN IN A 2018 SOCIAL MEDIA POST APPEARING TO SHOW HIM AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IN A SCREEN CAPTURE FROM HIS SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES (FILE-OCTOBER 10, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 11.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF GIULIANI AND TRUMP AT RALLY GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES (FILE-OCTOBER 22, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 12.

STILL PHOTO OF TRUMP AND GIULIANI IN CONVERSATION AT GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK VILLEPINTE, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 30, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 13.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF RESISTANCE OF IRAN PRESIDENT-ELECT MARYAM RAJAVI RAJAVI, STANDING NEXT TO FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR AND PERSONAL LAWYER TO UNITED STATES PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES (FILE - NOVEMBER 20, 2016) (U.S. NETWORK POOL - Broadcast: No Use USA.

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VARIOUS OF DONALD TRUMP'S LAWYER AND FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK, RUDY GIULIANI, BEING GREETED BY THEN U.S. PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP ON GROUNDS OF TRUMP'S NATIONAL GOLF CLUB BEDMINSTER DURING PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - AUGUST 17, 2016) (MUTE) (U.S. NETWORK POOL - Broadcast: No Use USA.

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PAN OUT AND IN OF THEN U.S. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, DONALD TRUMP, DURING ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON SECURITY AT TRUMP TOWER WITH ADVISORS INCLUDING GIULIANI / CLOSE OF GIULIANI SPEAKING / PAN OUT OF MEETING FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES (FILE - AUGUST 9, 2016) (U.S. NETWORK POOL - Broadcast: No Use USA.

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TRUMP AND GIULIANI LISTENING TO PRINT SHOP OWNERS AS THEY SHARE THEIR GRIEVANCES REGARDING OBAMACARE 17.

CLOSE OF TRUMP 18.

TRUMP AND GIULIANI WALKING OUT OF ROOM 19.

TRUMP AND GIULIANI SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS 20.

TRUMP AND GIULIANI POSING FOR PHOTOS, MAKING "THUMBS UP" SIGN, SHAKING HANDS AND THEN EXITING TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (FILE - JUNE 6, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 21.

GIULIANI ON STAGE WITH JOURNALISTS AT GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS CONFERENCE 22.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DONALD TRUMP'S LAWYER AND FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK, RUDY GIULIANI, SAYING: "This whole thing of Russian collusion didn't happen, (and) that they are trying to invent theories of obstruction of justice.

The President fired the FBI director, the President has the right to fire the FBI director." WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES / NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - AUGUST 19, 2018) (NBC - BROADCASTERS: NO USE USA.

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NO USE VOA MUST COURTESY NBC'S 'MEET THE PRESS' / DIGITAL: NO USE DIGITAL) 23.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DONALD TRUMP'S LAWYER AND FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK, RUDY GIULIANI, SAYING: "What I have to tell you is, look, I am not going to be rushed into having him testify so that he gets trapped into perjury.

And when you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, well that's so silly because it's somebody's version of the truth.

Not the truth.

He didn't have a, a conversation..." [NBC'S 'MEET THE PRESS' MODERATOR, CHUCK TODD, SAYING OFF-CAMERA] 24.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) RUDY GIULIANI, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S LAWYER SAYING: "[SPLIT SCREEN]: No, it isn't truth.

Truth isn't truth." NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 08, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 25.

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, DONALD TRUMP, ENTERING TRUMP TOWER AND SPEAKING TO REPORTERS, REPORTER: "What do you want to say to your supporters?" TRUMP: "Tremendous support." REPORTER: Are you staying in Mr. Trump?

TRUMP: "Tremendous support." REPORTERS: "Are you staying in the race." TRUMP: "A hundred percent." NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 08, 2016) (NBC- BROADCASTERS: NO USE USA.

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REPORTER SPEAKING TO FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK, RUDI GIULIANI, WHO IS IN HIS CAR AND HAVING THE FOLLOWING EXCHANGE: REPORTER: Is there anything that could happen now that would convince you he should drop out?" GIULIANI: "There is nothing that is going to cause his dropping out.

That's a wishful thinking of the Clinton campaign." CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES (FILE - JULY 18, 2016) (U.S. NETWORK POOL - Broadcast: No Use USA.

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CROWD CHEERING AS GIULIANI STANDS AT LECTERN ON STAGE 28.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DONALD TRUMP'S LAWYER AND FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK, RUDY GIULIANI, SAYING: "This is a man with a big heart.

Every time New York suffered a tragedy, Donald Trump was there to help." NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER 11, 2001) (UNRESTRICTED POOL - ACCESS ALL) 29.

NEW YORK FIREMEN WALKING THROUGH RUBBLE AFTER SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 11, 2001) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 30.

GIULIANI GREETING EMERGENCY WORKERS NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (NBC- BROADCASTERS: NO USE USA.

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ZOOM OUT OF BANNER READING: "WE WILL NEVER FORGET" AND WORKERS AT GROUND ZERO SITE STORY: President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday (October 14).

The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump's political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination.

Giuliani said Parnas' company, Boca Raton-based Fraud Guarantee, whose website says it aims to help clients "reduce and mitigate fraud", engaged Giuliani Partners, a management and security consulting firm, around August 2018.

Giuliani said he was hired to consult on Fraud Guarantee's technologies and provide legal advice on regulatory issues.

Federal prosecutors are "examining Giuliani's interactions" with Parnas and another Giuliani associate, Igor Fruman, who was also indicted on campaign finance charges, a law enforcement source told Reuters on Sunday.

The New York Times reported last week that Parnas had told associates he paid Giuliani hundreds of thousands of dollars for what Giuliani said was business and legal advice.

Giuliani said for the first time on Monday that the total amount was $500,000.

Giuliani told Reuters the money came in two payments made within weeks of each other.

He said he could not recall the dates of the payments.

He said most of the work he did for Fraud Guarantee was completed in 2018 but that he had been doing follow-up for over a year.

Parnas and Fruman were arrested at Dulles Airport outside Washington last week on charges they funneled foreign money to unnamed U.S. politicians in a bid to influence U.S.-Ukraine relations in violation of U.S. campaign finance laws.

The men were preparing to board a plane to Europe.

According to an indictment unsealed by U.S. prosecutors, an unidentified Russian businessman arranged for two $500,000 wires to be sent from foreign bank accounts to a U.S. account controlled by Fruman in September and October 2018.

The money was used, in part, by Fruman, Parnas and two other men charged in the indictment to gain influence with U.S. politicians and candidates, the indictment said.

Foreign nationals are prohibited from making contributions and other expenditures in connection with U.S. elections, and from making contributions in someone else's name.

Giuliani said he was confident that the money he received was from "a domestic source," but he would not say where it came from.

"I know beyond any doubt the source of the money is not any questionable source," he told Reuters in an interview.

"The money did not come from foreigners.

I can rule that out 100%," he said.

He declined to say whether the money had been paid directly to him by Fraud Guarantee or from another source.

John Dowd, a lawyer for Parnas and Fruman, also would not discuss the source of the funding that Giuliani said he received for his work for Fraud Guarantee.

"What I know is privileged," Dowd said.

Giuliani, a divisive former prosecutor who had become unpopular as mayor before September 11, 2001, won the accolade of "America's Mayor" for showing his more compassionate side in the aftermath of the attacks.

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