Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani hires Watergate prosecutor Jon Sale as lawyer

In this 2008 file photo, Republican presidential hopeful and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, eats at Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House during a campaign stop in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. At right is Jon Sale, senior counselor to the Giuliani campaign.Gerald Herbert | APPresident Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has hired an attorney to represent him in the congressional investigation into the president’s actions related to Ukraine.Jon Sale, a Florida-based white collar attorney at Nelson Mullins, will represent Giuliani, he confirmed to CNBC. Sale is a former assistant U.S. attorney and served as an assistant special Watergate prosecutor.The House Intelligence Committee on Monday subpoenaed Giuliani as part of its impeachment inquiry into Trump. It asked for documents related to Trump and Giuliani’s efforts to get the Ukrainian government to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, one of Trump’s chief rivals for the White House in 2020.An intelligence community whistleblower complaint that helped to spark the House impeachment inquiry calls Giuliani a “central figure” in the effort to sway Ukraine’s government to probe Hunter Biden, who previously served on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.A spokeswoman for Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request to comment.This story is developing. Please check back for updates.Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.

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