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End of an Era

Rudy Giuliani isn't representing Trump in 'any legal matters'

After years of service, Rudy Giuliani is "not currently representing" former President Donald Trump in "any legal matters," Trump adviser Jason Miller told CNN on Tuesday.

In a follow-up tweet, Miller said Giuliani is still an "ally and friend" of Trump and "simply there are no pending cases" where Giuliani is representing Trump.

Following the November presidential election, Giuliani went to several states Trump lost in an attempt to overturn the results, and was at the Jan. 6 "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, D.C. During the event, which took place immediately before a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, Giuliani told the crowd, "Let's have trial by combat."

Last month, CNN reported that Trump was not happy about being impeached for a second time and he instructed aides to stop paying Giuliani's legal fees; the staffers weren't sure if he actually meant it or was just in a bad mood.

Trump is facing multiple state investigations, including a probe into calls he made to Georgia elections officials in an attempt to overturn the presidential election results, as well as two defamation lawsuits filed by women who accused him of sexual assault. Giuliani is being sued by Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems over his spreading of baseless conspiracy theories about voter fraud involving their technology. On Tuesday, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) filed a civil lawsuit accusing Trump and Giuliani of conspiring with far-right groups to incite the Capitol riot.