The Associated Press reports:
Rudy Giuliani, the outspoken personal attorney for Donald Trump, has hired his own lawyer to represent him in the House’s fast-moving impeachment investigation into the president.
The former New York mayor tapped Jon Sale, a former Watergate prosecutor and assistant U.S. attorney, in what’s shaping up to be a battle with Democrats over documents tied to Giuliani’s efforts to pressure Ukraine’s leader on behalf of the president to investigate Joe Biden.
In an interview, Sale confirmed he agreed Monday to represent Giuliani, a close friend and former law school classmate but declined to offer details about their legal strategy going forward. “I’ve just gotten involved,” Sale said. “It’s very complex. We’re just starting to analyze what position we should take.”
Update: The president’s lawyer has lawyered up. Rudy Giuliani confirms he has asked Jon Sale, a former assistant special Watergate prosecutor, to represent him in congressional investigations.https://t.co/X8wS1SkVHf
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) October 1, 2019
JON SALE, longtime friend of Giuliani, confirms he’s representing the president’s lawyer in the congressional inquiries.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 1, 2019
Giuliani Lawyers Up, Taps Watergate Prosecutor Jon Sale to Represent Him in Ukraine Probe https://t.co/d42bddb580
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) October 1, 2019