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Giuliani resigns from law firm amid legal work for Trump

Posted May 10, 2018 11:43 a.m. EDT

— Rudy Giuliani has resigned from his law firm, Greenberg Traurig, in order to concentrate on his legal work for President Donald Trump during the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

"In light of the pressing demands of the Mueller investigation, I believe it is in everyone's best interest that I make it a permanent resignation. This way, my sole concentration can be on this critically important matter for our country," Giuliani said in a statement Thursday.

Richard Rosenbaum, the firm's executive chairman, said that Giuliani initially planned to play a "limited role, for a short period of time" on Trump's legal team but that the work has turned out to be "all consuming and is lasting longer than initially anticipated."