Rudy Giuliani said he is planning to step down as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, the Washington Examiner is reporting.
Giuliani said he hopes to depart as soon as he finishes “cleanup” from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
He recently challenged Mueller to appear before Congress and explain why he did not recommend Trump be charged with a crime stemming from the Russia probe.
The former mayor of New York City has been working for free since joining the Trump legal team in April 2018, the Examiner noted.
Giuliani said he is also dealing with legal issues on Trump’s behalf with the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York and with the New York attorney general’s office.
He told the Examiner he intends to leave once it becomes clear non-congressional legal fallout is over for the president.
Asked if he would stay on if Trump made the request, he said: “Depends on if I’m needed.”
Giuliani, 75, said he would spend the additional time doing “what I am now: security analysis and consulting all over the world and legal cases I am interested in.”