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Ex-Trump lawyer warns Giuliani is in “a lot of trouble” after being left without any local attorneys

A second attorney for Rudy Giuliani is seeking an exit from his Georgia legal team, according to a Tuesday court filing, which would seemingly leave the former New York City mayor without any local representation in the state.

Brian Tevis, who joined Giuliani’s legal team shortly before he surrendered to Fulton County authorities in August, submitted a motion to withdraw to the clerk Tuesday evening, leaving it to a judge in the case to sign off on the motion.

The move comes after several other attorneys who represented Giuliani have sued the former Trump lawyer for failing to pay his legal fees, including his longtime lawyer and friend Robert Costello, who sued Giuliani for more than $1.3 million in payments to his firm.

The loss to his legal team also follows the departure of fellow Giuliani Georgia lawyer David Wolfe, who submitted his own motion to withdraw from representing the former mayor last week.

Sources familiar with Giuliani’s situation told ABC News that he is close to obtaining new local representation.

Former Trump White House attorney Ty Cobb told CNN’s Erin Burnett Wednesday that the latest departure from Giuliani’s Georgia team puts the former mayor “in a lot of trouble.”

“I think it’s a huge problem,” Cobb continued. “I think it’s, like any American who saw him throw the first ball out at Yankee Stadium after 9/11 and thought he was ‘America’s Mayor,’ I think this is a tragic fall.”

“And the depths I don’t think we’ve necessarily seen yet,” Cobb added. “So I do think he’s in great difficulty. I think he needs a very strong attorney to assist him there.”

Other legal experts echoed Cobb’s sentiments.

“Have to imagine it’s rooted in Giuliani’s inability to pay, which is going to get hugely worse before (ie probably never)

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Grand jury subpoenas Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani over effort to overturn Georgia’s popular vote

Former New York City Major Rudy Giuliani

Former New York City Major Rudy Giuliani.Spencer Platt/Getty Images

  • The Fulton County special grand jury has issued several subpoenas to members of Trump’s legal team.

  • Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, legal adviser John Eastman, and Sen. Lindsay Graham all got subpoenas.

  • Fulton County DA Fani Willis is investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results.

The Fulton County special grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump and his alleged attempt to overturn the presidential election results in Georgia has issued subpoenas to several members of Trump’s legal team, including his attorney Rudy Giuliani, as well as South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, according to court filings first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Other members of Trump’s legal team who received subpoenas include John Eastman, Kenneth Chesebro, Cleta Mitchell, and Jenna Ellis. Each of these individuals advised the former president on legal strategies to try to overturn the 2020 presidential election results on the basis of widespread allegations that proved baseless and failed repeated legal challenges and recounts.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has been conducting a criminal investigation into whether Trump illegally pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to hand him a win in the state’s 2020 electoral college votes, even though he received fewer votes than now-President Joe Biden; a recount determined Biden had won by 11,779 votes.

A representative for the district attorney’s office said it could not comment “beyond what is in the documents themselves.”

According to a court filing that disclosed the subpoenaGraham asked Raffensperger and his staff about “reexamining certain absentee ballots cast in Georgia in order to explore the possibility of a more favorable outcome” for Trump.

“The Witness also made reference to allegations of widespread voter fraud in the

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