Giuliani was former President Trump’s campaign lawyer.
He was subpoenaed to appear before a Georgia grand jury investigating Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. A federal judge ordered Giuliani to testify before a Georgia grand jury.
Former Trump campaign lawyer Rudy Giuliani was ordered by a judge to testify to a grand jury.
The case deals with Trump’s attempts to overturn the Georgia election results in 2020.
This order comes after Giuliani was subpoenaed earlier in July.
Why Giuliani Has to Testify
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis started investigating “any coordinated attempts to unlawfully alter the outcome of the 2020 elections in this state.”
Over the past few weeks, Willis has called on several people involved in Trump’s effort to overturn the election to testify, including Giuliani, Senator Lindsey Graham, lawyer John Eastman, and lawyer Jenna Ellis.
The petition for Giuliani’s testimony cites his actions as part of a “multi-state, coordinated plan by the Trump Campaign to influence the results of the November 2020 election in Georgia and elsewhere.”
Giuliani could ask not to testify and file a motion with a judge in Atlanta. If that doesn’t happen, Giuliani could face contempt of court charges.
Willis is also subpoenaing the 16 fake electors who tried to overturn the votes of the people of Georgia.
What Giuliani Did
After Trump lost the 2020 election, Giuliani took part in a scheme to mislead the American people and stop the peaceful transfer of power.
He worked with fake electors in Georgia and other states to overturn the election results.
Giuliani also presented lies about election fraud at a Georgia State Senate Subcommittee meeting.
He falsely claimed that Fulton County election workers brought “suitcases” full of fake ballots into a secure counting room and ran them through the machines.
Georgia election officials have proven that Giuliani’s claims are not true.