Giuliani used the tunnel under Mar-a-Lago to get to and from Trump’s house, who was depressed and drinking heavily, the book says.

Rudy Giuliani

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.Jeff Kowalski/AFP via Getty Images

  • After losing the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, Giuliani moved to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.

  • Tunnels under the Palm Beach estate allowed Giuliani to come and go unseen.

  • His ex-wife says he started drinking heavily and fell into “clinical depression” after leaving the race.

Rudy Giuliani once secretly stayed at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in an underground tunnel while he was depressed and drinking heavily after falling short in the 2008 Republican presidential primary. , according to an upcoming book.

Andrew Kurtzman in his book Giuliani: The Rise and Tragedy of an American Mayor detailed Giuliani’s personal struggles after leaving the Republican contest after a dismal performance in the Florida primary. The book features comments from his third ex-wife, Judith Giuliani. It has been.

From an early age, Giuliani dreamed of becoming president. [but] Blown his big moment when it arrived,” Kurtzman wrote, according to an early copy of the book obtained by Guardian.

Judith Giuliani reportedly told Kurtzman that her then-husband fell into “clinical depression.”

In the book, she described her ex-husband’s excessive drinking as a way to “dull the pain,” according to The Guardian’s report.

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Rudy Giuliani is denied many times that he has a drinking problem;

During difficult times, Trump allowed Giulianis to stay in a bungalow across from Mar-a-Lago, accessed via an underground tunnel under South Ocean Boulevard, so he could avoid the media glare.

“We moved to Mar-a-Lago and Donald kept our secrets,” Judith Giuliani reportedly said in Kurtzman’s book.

The former president’s South Florida estate, already a high-profile location, has received sustained attention after the FBI raided the property and agents earlier this month. confiscated Over 300 confidential documents.

Cancellation of search warrant clearly The agent was looking for documents related to possible violations of espionage laws prohibiting the unauthorized removal of defense-related information that could assist foreign governments. Trump is also being investigated for possible obstruction of justice.

The former president says documents obtained by agents have been “declassified,” but more than a dozen former Trump White House officials disputed such claims.

Kurtzman’s book, due out next month, chronicles the close bond and “compelling kinship” between the former mayor and former president.

Judith Giuliani told Kurtzman that Trump and his wife Melania Trump were “protecting their eyes” on their friends.

“What is clear is that, like many marriages of convenience, the friendship between the two men survived when 100 other relationships with Trump died out.” Giuliani never turned his back on Trump. There was no.

Rudy Giuliani became one of Trump’s most trusted allies during the New York businessman’s White House administration, at one point serving as the then-president’s personal attorney, and was one of the best before and after the 2020 presidential election. I acted as an election agent.

Giuliani in the aftermath of the 2020 race worked feverishly Upsetting Republican lawmakers in a series of key battleground states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania, Overturn The 2020 victory of current President Joe Biden.

After news broke of the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, Giuliani Said If the former president wins the 2024 presidential election, Trump will “raid every Biden house,” according to the New York Post.

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