NYT: Trump's Ex-Lawyer Under Investigation for 2020 Elections

NYT: Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Under Investigation for 2020 Elections

The former personal lawyer of former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, is the subject of an investigation in Georgia over the 2020 US elections. His attorney, Robert Costello, told the New York Times that prosecutors from the Fulton County District Attorney’s office are overseeing the investigation.


The former personal lawyer of former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, is the subject of a criminal investigation for the former president’s attempts to annul the 2020 elections, reported this Monday, August 15, a note published by The New York Times.

Giuliani was scheduled to appear before a special grand jury Monday investigating the case, after a judge ordered him to comply with a subpoena. His attorney, Robert Costello, told the Times that prosecutors from the Fulton County, Georgia, prosecutor’s office, which is overseeing the investigation, told her Giuliani is a target.

Costello also said prosecutors are “delusional” if they expect Giuliani to talk about his conversations with Trump, suggesting Giuliani could assert attorney-client privilege and refuse to answer questions about his private dealings with the former president.

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Giuliani appeared before state lawmakers in December 2020, echoing bogus vote-stealing conspiracy theories and urging them not to certify Democratic President Joe Biden’s victory.

The Fulton County criminal investigation has spilled over into multiple members of Trump’s inner circle of advisers. The former president claimed “that he won Georgia,” a disputed state that was key to Biden’s victory. In a recorded phone call in January 2021, Trump urged the state’s top election official to “find” enough votes to alter the result.

A federal judge has ruled that Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close Trump ally, must testify before a grand jury about phone calls he made to the same official, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. In a statement, Graham said he will appeal the decision.


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