On Thursday, a court said it was “controversially proven” that Giuliani made “false and misleading statements” to courts, lawmakers and the general public. On behalf of then-President Trump, Giuliani had “created a story that the United States’ victory in the presidential election had been stolen.”
Giuliani, 77, served as Donald Trump’s “guardian” and led the army of lawyers fighting against the results of the presidential election. Without any evidence, he argued that widespread vote fraud had occurred in Georgia, and that voting machines in other states had been manipulated by the Democratic Party of new President Joe Biden. In a 33-page ruling, the court said the severity of the misconduct “cannot be overstated”.
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The former New York mayor’s suspension is effective immediately, and in any event will be in effect until all complaints against him have been dealt with. After that, more permanent penalties can be imposed. According to Giuliani, the investigation is violating his right to freedom of expression.
Giuliani began practicing law in New York in 1969, and later worked for the Department of Justice under President Ronald Reagan. He was mayor of New York from 1994 to 2001. Since joining Trump in 2016, Giuliani has emerged as a passionate advocate and staunch defender of the then president and his (sometimes dubious) affairs.
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