Mr. Giuliani said on Wednesday that despite representing Mr. Trump he was “still an independent lawyer and consultant.” He said the work involving Romania was through his security company, Giuliani Security & Safety, which had been retained by Freeh Group International Solutions, a security company run by Louis J. Freeh, a former director of the F.B.I., The New York Times informs in its online edition.
“It has nothing to do with the U.S. government,” Mr. Giuliani said, referring to the Romania letter. “I advise on security, law enforcement and terrorism in many different countries. Private lawyers for the president have all had private practices.”
On the other hand, The Washington Post says that a letter that Rudolph W. Giuliani sent to Romanian officials opposing a corruption crackdown in that country has drawn the attention of the State Department and renewed questions about his continued work for foreign clients while representing the president.
Giuliani received a call from State Department officials this week about his letter, he said in an interview Wednesday. “They wanted to know, ‘Is this accurate? Is this real? We want to make sure this is genuine,’ ” Giuliani said. “Absolutely,” he said he replied.
On Wednesday, politico.eu reported that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was being paid by a global consulting firm when he sent a letter to the president of Romania last week that contradicted the U.S. government’s official position. It said that Giuliani’s letter to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis appeared to take sides in a fight at the top of the Romanian government over how to rein in high-level corruption.
Giuliani — who regularly appears in the media as a public representative of Trump – told POLITICO Tuesday that his letter “was based on a report I reviewed” by former FBI director Louis Freeh, who runs a global consulting firm called Freeh Group International Solutions. “They are paying my fee,” Giuliani said of the Freeh Group.
As ‘Romania Journal’ reported early this week, Rudolph Giuliani, US President’s lawyer, sent a letter to President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and the two Parliament Speakers, regarding the protocols signed by the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI).
Giuliani pointed at signatories of the protocols Laura Codruta Kovesi and the currently serving Ambassador to Washington DC, George Maior, and called for the clarification of the protocols.
The US Embassy in Bucharest informed on Tuesday that “the US government does not comment on the views or conclusions of private US citizens,” after being asked about the letter sent by Rudolph Giuliani to President Klaus Iohannis.