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Former Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, pictured here in November 2016 in New Jersey, is now at the heart of an investigation into the 2020 US presidential election in the state of Georgia.
UNITED STATES – The problems fly in squadron for Donald Trump. After the search conducted at his home by FBI agents about a possible theft of confidential documents, the former President of the United States learned on Monday August 15 that his lawyer Rudy Giuliani was at the heart of an investigation into manipulation of the result of the 2020 US presidential election.
The person concerned, mayor of New York in the late 1990s, is officially no longer Donald Trump’s adviser since his license was withdrawn. And this because of repeated lies about the last presidential election, which according to him would have been ” faked in favor of Joe Biden. But it is precisely these unfounded allegations that are worth today to Rudy Giuliani to find himself in the crosshairs of the justice of the State of Georgia.
NBC News confirms: Rudy Giuliani is a “target” of the criminal investigation in Georgia into election interference… https://t.co/0doprEQz9o
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1)
This is what many American media announced on Monday: Donald Trump’s lawyer was warned that he was now a ” target for the Georgia justice system. A qualification generally employed as a preliminary before a formal indictment.
Appointment made for Wednesday
In this case, it is within the framework of an investigation opened in 2021 in Atlanta that Rudy Giuliani could be prosecuted. This aims to determine whether Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws during their attempt to overturn the result of the presidential election in the state. For a few thousand votes, it was Joe Biden who won the popular vote and therefore the electors, a result that the conservative camp had tried to invalidate.
As the personal lawyer of the then president, Rudy Giuliani appears, writes the New York Timesas “one of the central characters” of the investigation. In December 2020, when parliamentarians from Georgia had questioned him about the presidential election, he had taken advantage of the platform thus offered to pour out at length on alleged ” suitcases of Democratic ballots and voting machines that would be corrupt “.
From now on, it is probably this Wednesday, August 17 that he will have to answer the jury in Atlanta. But as his entourage has already warned, it is likely that he invokes the confidentiality binding a lawyer and his client to avoid having to answer the questions precisely. “If prosecutors think he is actually going to talk about conversations that took place between him and President Trump, they are completely delusional”in particular declared to the press the lawyer of Rudy Giuliani, Robert Costello.
Rudy Giuliani will testify Wednesday before a special grand jury in Georgia’s election probe, as he’s informed he i… https://t.co/gGrEKzf56h
—CBS News (@CBSNews)
As part of this investigation conducted in Georgia, Lindsey Graham, one of the pundits of the Republican camp and leader of the conservative senators, will have to testify before a jury, again about the possible interference of supporters of Donald Trump in the presidential election. He, on the other hand, is not a ” target “ for prosecutors, but a simple ” witness “.
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