Rudy Giuliani has now been told he is the target of a CRIMINAL probe into efforts to overturn the election ahead of his testimony in Atlanta later this week: Walls close in on more Trump allies
- Rudy Giuliani has now been told he is the target of a criminal probe in Georgia, The New York Times reported Wednesday
- Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and Trump election lawyer, is slated to testify in Atlanta later this week
- He has emerged as the central figure in Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis’ investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election
The New York Times reported Monday on the development.
Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and an election lawyer for Trump, is scheduled to testify in Atlanta later this week.
He’s told prosecutors that he’s not healthy enough to fly, prompting Fulton County Judge Robert McBurney to say he should figure out other means to travel.
‘Mr. Giuliani is not cleared for air travel, A-I-R,’ McBurney said.
‘One thing we need to explore is whether Mr. Giuliani can get here without jeopardizing his recovery and his health, on a train, on a bus, or Uber,’ McBurney said in court last week. ‘New York is not close to Atlanta, but it’s not traveling from Fairbanks,’ the judge added.
Giuliani had two heart stents implanted in July.
The ex-mayor has emerged as the central Trumpworld figure in Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis’ investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election in the Peach State.
Rudy Giuliani has now been told he is the target of a criminal probe in Georgia surrounding his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election on behalf of former President Donald Trump
The Times reported in June that investigators have been focusing on two state legislative hearings Giuliani made appearances at in December 2020, after President Joe Biden narrowly beat former President Donald Trump in the formerly red state.
There he peddled conspiracy theories about rogue voting machines and suitcases stuffed with Democratic ballots, telling lawmakers they couldn’t ‘possibly certify Georgia in good faith.’
Giuliani was also involved in the scheme to have state lawmakers create fake slates of Electoral College electors, which is part of the Georgia probe, but also being investigated by the Department of Justice.
The Times reported in June that three state Democratic lawmakers testified before a grand jury on Giuliani’s December 2020 appearances before the legislative hearings.
Republicans, so far, are resisting testifying.
Charges being considered, the Times said, are racketeering and conspiracy, as well as those related to making false statements ‘in matters within jurisdiction of state or political subdivisions,’ which would include legislative hearings.
The special grand jury was assembled in May and has one year to complete its work.
Willis said in May that ‘in a perfect world, I’d be done in the next 60 to 90 days.’
‘But I live in an imperfect world,’ she added.