Giuliani to answer jury questions about 2020 election
Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, arrived at a courthouse in Atlanta on Wednesday to testify in a Georgia criminal investigation that is examining attempts by the former president and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results.
Giuliani, who helped Trump campaign, was scheduled to testify before a grand jury in Fulton County after a judge ordered him to comply with a subpoena. His lawyers say he will refuse to answer questions that violate attorney-client privilege.
The former New York mayor addressed Georgia lawmakers in December 2020, repeating Trump’s false conspiracy theories about ballot theft and urging them not to certify Democratic President Joe Biden’s victory over Republican Trump.
“This is a grand jury, and grand jury meetings, as I recall, are secret,” Giuliani told CNN in an interview upon arriving at the courthouse when asked to comment on his testimony. – They’ll ask questions and we’ll see.”
The Fulton County investigation began after a recorded January 2021 phone call in which Trump urged the state’s top election official to “find” enough votes to change the outcome of the election. The former president falsely claimed that he had won the Georgia election as well as the 2020 presidential election.
A special grand jury was convened in May at the request of District Court Attorney Fani Willis.
Giuliani, a former anti-crime prosecutor, was among several Trump advisers and attorneys who received grand jury subpoenas last month, including Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.