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Giuliani Retreats From Travel Ban Role He Once Bragged About

  • Ex-mayor tells court he had nothing to do with crafting order
  • New York judge sought details on his work for Trump on ban
Rudy Giuliani speaks to members of the media while arriving at Trump Tower in New York, on Nov. 22, 2016.

Rudy Giuliani speaks to members of the media while arriving at Trump Tower in New York, on Nov. 22, 2016.

Photographer: Anthony Behar/Bloomberg
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Just days after Donald Trump introduced his controversial travel ban, Rudy Giuliani bragged about the role he played in helping to craft it, telling Fox News that the president had called for a “Muslim ban” and asked him to find a way to do it legally.

Now, with judges across the country asking whether the restrictions violate the Constitution by targeting Muslims, Giuliani and his allies in the White House are seeking to distance the former New York City mayor from the order.