Who is Rudy Giuliani?
Rudy Giuliani served in the Justice Department during Ronald Reagan’s administration and later as the New York City mayor during the 9/11 attacks. He joined Trump’s legal team in April 2018 and began spreading election fraud conspiracies which ultimately led to the January 6th Capitol attack.
What Does He Have to Do With January 6th?
Giuliani tried to convince various state legislators, including in Georgia, of false claims of voter fraud to try to overturn the election results.
In December 2020, when it became obvious that there was no election fraud and other Trump attorneys intended to withdraw lawsuits, Guiliani took the case upon himself. He argued in front of a federal judge, claiming that there was “widespread, nationwide voter fraud” and that Democrats had plotted to steal the election in Pennsylvania. He is under investigation for these false accusations and may be disbarred for his actions.
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He is a target of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s investigation into efforts that Trump and his allies took to overturn the election results in the state.
Giuliani Sought A Pardon
Guiliani asked for a pardon from Trump for crimes related to the Jan. 6 attack according to Cassidy Hutchinson, a special assistant to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Hutchinson testified that Guiliani and her boss both requested pardons from Trump for their roles in the Capitol attack.
Rudy Giuliani testified to the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack but refused to discuss the involvement of congressional Republicans in efforts to overturn the 2020 election result.
Guiliani May Be Disbarred for His False Accusations of Election Fraud
A bar discipline committee in Washington, D.C., has concluded that Rudy Giuliani violated at least one professional rule in his efforts to help former President Donald Trump challenge the results of the 2020 election.
The committee agreed that Giuliani’s rushed effort to file lawsuits to throw out hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania votes without any direct evidence of election fraud crossed ethical line.
“Mr. Giuliani has testified on several occasions that he believes there was a conspiracy,” said D.C. Bar counsel Phil Fox, who investigated and argued the case for Giuliani’s punishment.
“There was a conspiracy, and he was the head of it.”
Fox said the panel should disbar Giuliani for his conduct. A final decision is forthcoming.