Trump hosts $100,000-per-person Bedminster fundraiser to help Giuliani pay legal bills

September 08, 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump hosted a $100,000-a-plate fundraiser for disgraced former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club Thursday night as Giuliani struggles to pay his mounting legal bills. Giuliani, a longtime Trump ally who also served as his lawyer, is facing a barrage of legal fees, fines, sanctions and damages related to his work helping Trump try to overturn the 2020 election and other cases. Allies have also been soliciting checks for what they have called The Rudy Giuliani Freedom Fund. A trial could result in Giuliani being ordered to pay significant damages to the women, in addition to the tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees he’s already being directed to pay. Last year, a judge threatened Giuliani with jail in a dispute over money owed to his third ex-wife.