Rudy Giuliani has been approaching defense attorneys for possible representation, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
The move by Giuliani, who is President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, is notable because last week he said he would not be seeking a new lawyer unless he felt one was needed. His previous lawyer, John Sale, was helping him deal with congressional inquiries.
“If they take me to court I would then have to get another lawyer,” Giuliani told CNN’s Mike Warren on October 15.
On Wednesday, Giuliani said he had not heard from the FBI, US attorneys for the Southern District of New York or any other lawyer pertaining to the Ukraine matter.
He would not directly comment Wednesday morning to CNN about whether he has hired or is in the process of hiring a criminal attorney.