Who is Joseph diGenova?
Joseph diGenova was born on 22 February 1945, in Wilmington, Delaware USA, and is an attorney, probably now best known for serving President Donald Trump in legal and verbal battles with the US DepaRtment of Justice, and the FBI. He was also the US Attorney for the District of Columbia during the time of Ronald Reagan’s presidency from 1983 to 1988.
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The Net Worth of Joseph diGenova
How rich is Joseph diGenova? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in politics and as an attorney. He’s also been known as a promoter of conspiracy theories about the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as the Department of Justice. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Career in Politics and Law
While very little information is known about Joseph’s early life or how he came to have an interest in a career in politics, it is known that he took his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, and later received his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. He started his political career as an aide to Republican Senator Charles Mathias, who was from Maryland. In 1983, he was appointed the US Attorney for the District of Colombia. succeeding Stanley S. Harris.
During his time as US Attorney, he was the lead prosecutor of Jonathan Pollard who pleaded guilty of spying for Israel – Pollard was a former intelligence agent, and was detected providing top-secret information to Israel, and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison for violation of the Espionage act; Israel subsequently tried unsuccessfully to secure his release. Joseph also served as an Independent Counsel during the investigation of the pre-election search of presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s passport file during the administration of President George H. W. Bush.
Television Career and Later Work
Later on, diGenova would become a frequent face on cable news television, particularly as a part of Fox News which he served as a commentator and analyst. On television, he has accused the FBI of trying to frame President Donald Trump for crimes which are non-existent. He has been a long supporter of Trump, and along with his wife was later hired to serve the legal team of Trump in dealings with the Special Counsel Investigation.
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The Special Counsel Investigation was created to investigate any possible Russian government efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, and look into any possible links between Trump with the Russians. However, the hiring of the counsel was later retracted due to potential conflicts of interest; Trump had initially intended for diGenova to be a television stand-in to help spearhead attacks against the investigation and the Special Counsel. In 2018, diGenova attracted attention once more by calling for the firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. He also alleged that the Russian interference investigation team headed by Robert Mueller were “legal terrorists”.
Joseph would go on air and call former FBI Director James Coney a dirty cop, his actions clearly supported by President Trump who would use his quotes in tweets. Joseph also called for the pardoning of Scooter Libby, an adviser of Dick Cheney who was found guilty of perjury as he was leaking sensitive classified material. The move was said to be due to the fact that he married Libby’s lawyer – the call led to Libby being pardoned in 2018.
Marriage to Victoria Toensing
It is known that diGenova is married to lawyer Victoria Toensing and the two of them head their own law firm diGenova & Toensing. The duo specialize in white-collar criminal defense, lobbying, and regulatory inquiries. Similar to her husband, she also appears as a legal commentator on numerous news networks such as MSNBC, Fox News and CNN. She represents Mark Corallo a previous spokesman for the Trump private legal team during the investigation into Trump’s campaign and his association with the Russian government. According to reports, the couple met through the 1980 Republican National Convention; Victoria was previously married to Trent Toensing though little information is known about her first marriage.
Is Joseph diGenova on Social Media?
Unlike numerous news personalities and lawyers, Joe doesn’t have any online accounts, associated with social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Despite that, his experience in law and politics have helped him get onto numerous platforms especially on television. He continues to make regular appearance in front of the camera and a lot of his videos can be seen online through the website YouTube, which does a lot of re-posts on previous news programs and segments involving him. His wife is also online in the same manner, as she is a constant face when it comes to legal commentary.