Giuliani gave a streak of media interviews beginning Wednesday and continuing through Sunday on a weekend morning show. By Friday, the president tried to smooth things over, saying Giuliani was "still getting his facts straight". As for Giuliani, the president has not yet signaled to him to stop appearing on television but told a confidant recently that perhaps Giuliani should "be benched" - at least temporarily - if he can't improve his performance.
As negotiations continue on whether and how Donald Trump will provide testimony to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the Russian Federation investigation, Rudy Giuliani says Mueller has already rejected a proposal to have him answer questions only in writing.
Giuliani did not respond to requests for comment.
Scarborough slammed Trump for adding Giuliani to his legal team "despite his own reservations about him" from two years ago.
Trump acknowledged Cohen's reimbursement in a trio of tweets the day after Giuliani spoke with Hannity.
Some West Wing aides have complained that Giuliani, who ran for president in 2008, was acting like a "principal" and not a member of a team.
File image of Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani once claimed that he could get special counsel Robert Mueller's probe to end within "a week or two" - but now that the investigation seems to be steamrolling ahead, President Donald Trump is reportedly losing patience.
The episode revived worries in Trump's inner circle about Giuliani, who enjoys the media limelight and has a tendency to go off-script.
Giuliani, while only employed by Trump for legal matters, has been known to advise Trump on policy in the past and was considered for secretary of state.
Recent polls also indicate Giuliani may have a point.