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A member of President Donald Trump's legal council, Jay Sekulow, has announced in a statement that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the team along with two former federal prosecutors. The goal is for Giuliani to negotiate an end to the ongoing special counsel Russia probe. The former prosecutor and mayor has been a fierce defender and friend of Trump, even joining him on the campaign trail.
Now he'll be taking a leave from his law firm to join a legal team that has been struggling to add new members. Rudy will be working alongside Sekulow and Ty Cobb to protect Trump in the federal investigation into Russian campaign interference. Giuliani was the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, which happens to be the same office managing the investigation into Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.
President Trump is still deciding whether or not to sit and be interviewed by the investigators and Mueller. Giuliani declined to comment when asked about what Trump will decide to do. Trump had also considered Giuliani for attorney general at one time. If there was any question how long this friendship goes back, allow me to remind you of the creepiest comedy sketch of all time. The Mayors Inner Circle Press Roast in 2000 featured Giuliani in drag being "womanized" by Trump at a perfume counter.