Rudy Giuliani is leaving his job at a powerhouse law firm, citing the "pressing demands" of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.
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Giuliani was hired to the team of lawyers helping Trump navigate Mueller's investigation last month, saying at the time that he hoped to negotiate a swift end to the probe.
The ex-mayor said that his "sole concentration can be on this critically important matter for our country".
However, Giuliani's departure may stem from tensions within the firm over his representation of the president. He said the money was "funneled through a law firm" and repaid by Trump.
Giuliani initially ignited a firestorm around Trump after he revealed the president had reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen the $130,000 Cohen gave to adult film actress Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) for her silence about a sexual encounter with Trump.
The former mayor of New York City, used to be a staple in the seats near the Yankees' dugout at the old Yankee Stadium during his time in office, and given the magnitude of the series between the Red Sox and Yankees, it's no surprise he carved out time to make an appearance.
"Michael would take care of things like this, like I take care of things for my clients", Giuliani said.
Giuliani joined Greenberg Traurig as a partner in 2016 after leaving Bracewell, where he was a named partner for 10 years.