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Giuliani’s communications director resigns as legal issues escalate

Christianné Allen, who has worked at Giuliani Communication LLC since December 2019, said in a statement Monday that she was “proud of the accomplishments we have made” and touted her role in launching Giuliani’s podcast. Allen said she was leaving to join an unnamed “rising tech startup”.

His exit comes as Giuliani faces a series of legal issues, including a federal investigation into his overseas lobbying work, possible civil liability related to his efforts to overthrow the 2020 presidential election, and the suspension of his presidential elections. legal licenses.

Allen will be replaced by Todd Shapiro of Shapiro Associates in New York, who has worked with Giuliani for six months.

“We’re experts at crisis management. We’ve been doing it for over 25 years. The mayor will be fine,” Shapiro told CNN on Monday, adding that he planned to use the 20th anniversary of 9/11 to remind people The fought against the role of the former mayor in helping the city following the terrorist attack.

“I’m here to get the positive and wonderful things Giuliani is doing today.”

Former personal attorney for former President Donald Trump, Giuliani has been under investigation by the US District Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York since early 2019. He has not been charged and has denied committing a crime. wrongdoing.

Prosecutors are investigating whether Giuliani violated foreign lobbying laws by acting on behalf of Ukrainian officials when he called for the ouster of then-US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovich while urging Ukraine to investigate Trump’s 2020 political rival, then Democratic presidential candidate Joe. Biden and his son Hunter.

US law requires anyone lobbying on behalf of a government or foreign official to register, and it is a violation to fail to do so.

In April, federal agents executed search warrants at Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment and Park Avenue office, seizing 18 electronic devices, according to earlier court documents. Prosecutors also revealed that they secretly searched Giuliani’s iCloud account in 2019. An independent review of documents collected during the search is currently underway to determine whether any are subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Giuliani is also the subject of a major defamation lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems and is seeking billions of dollars in damages, claiming he was harmed by the unfounded allegations of electoral fraud made by confidants of Trump.

The company supplies election materials used by more than 40% of American voters. He has repeatedly denied all allegations of electoral fraud.

Giuliani said the Dominion lawsuit was meant to silence him. When the complaint was filed in January, he claimed it was “yet another act of intimidation by the hate left to destroy and censor the exercise of freedom of expression, as well as the ability of lawyers to vigorously defend their clients “.

Additionally, earlier this summer, Washington, DC and New York State temporarily suspended Giuliani’s legal license for pushing election lies.
Amid rising legal bills, Giuliani offered himself to personal video messaging site Cameo for $ 199 per video.

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