Advisers reportedly confounded by Trump's decision to let Giuliani run election legal efforts

Rudy Giuliani.
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President Trump has reportedly made a call to the bullpen as his hopes of disqualifying enough ballots to win the the presidency through the legal system dwindle.

The New York Times reports the president has tapped his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to lead the effort from now on after the Trump campaign dropped its legal challenges throughout Arizona's Maricopa County on Friday while President-elect Joe Biden's lead grew in the state, where he's the projected winner. The campaign was also dealt legal blows in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Per the Times, the decision to bring in Giuliani was not well-received by White House and campaign officials, who think Trump "is conflating a media strategy with a legal one." Several advisers reportedly told the Times that Giuliani's efforts have been counterproductive and overly-optimistic. They're reportedly worried he'll damage not only Trump's few remaining legal options, but also his political future, which some hope will include a 2024 presidential run. Read more at The New York Times.

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