Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is seeking assistance from former President Donald Trump to raise funds for a political action committee (PAC) aimed at covering his father’s mounting legal expenses. The Giuliani Defense PAC is planning one of its initial fundraising events at Trump’s New Jersey golf course, with the former president himself being featured as a special guest.
According to an invitation obtained by CNBC, the event is scheduled to take place in September and requires each donor to contribute $100,000 to participate. The highlight of the event will be a roundtable discussion between Trump and Rudy Giuliani, followed by a dinner with the latter. It is anticipated that the gathering will attract at least a dozen guests and potentially raise close to $1 million.
Due to the legal ramifications surrounding the 2020 elections, Rudy Giuliani, along with Trump and 17 others, has been indicted in Georgia. However, Trump’s political operations have thus far provided little to no assistance regarding the payment of legal fees. In light of these challenges, Andrew Giuliani expressed gratitude for President Trump’s commitment to headline the upcoming events and acknowledged the significant donor interest in attending.
The invitation also details the availability of “cottage and golf opportunities” for donors interested in attending the September event at Trump’s New Jersey golf course. This arrangement suggests a potential financial benefit for Trump’s properties as a result of hosting the fundraisers. Notably, during Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign, more than $53,000 was allocated for using a Trump golf course in Florida for an event.
Andrew Giuliani is prominently mentioned in the invitation as the point of contact for individuals interested in participating in the September event. Additionally, Federal Election Commission records identify him as the designated agent for the Giuliani Defense PAC. The PAC’s treasurer, Robert Kiger, who previously served as the treasurer for Andrew Giuliani’s unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign, signed the organization’s registration form. The Giuliani Defense PAC is classified as a hybrid committee, meaning it can function as both a super PAC and accept unlimited contributions from donors.
Recently, Rudy Giuliani’s attorneys acknowledged in a court filing that he is encountering difficulties in paying his legal fees. They explained that he requires additional time to settle his attorneys’ fees and seeks an extension from the Court. This disclosure underscores the urgency for financial support and highlights the significance of Andrew Giuliani’s efforts to secure the necessary funds.
Andrew Giuliani has turned to former President Donald Trump to assist in raising funds for the Giuliani Defense PAC, which aims to cover Rudy Giuliani’s legal expenses. The upcoming fundraising events, hosted at Trump’s New Jersey golf course, are expected to attract significant donor interest and potentially raise close to $1 million. While the financial challenges faced by Rudy Giuliani are evident, his son’s proactive approach in organizing these events demonstrates a determined effort to alleviate the burden of legal fees. Only time will tell how successful these fundraising initiatives will be in supporting Rudy Giuliani’s ongoing legal battles.