Rudolph Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, arrives for a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits related to the results of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, Nov. 2020.
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Rudy Giuliani has been targeted in a criminal investigation into the efforts of the former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia, Giuliani’s attorney told CNBC Monday.
Giuliani is Trump’s personal attorney and a leading figure in various efforts to challenge the former president’s election defeat to the President. Joe Biden. He is considered the leader of a pro-Trump legal group that filed many unsuccessful lawsuits seek to prevent or overturn election results in battleground states. Outside of court, he promoted a series of false elections conspiracy theories.
He has reported became a central figure in the investigation led by Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis. This summer, a special grand jury in the investigation heard prosecutors question witnesses about Giuliani’s December 2020 appearance before Georgia lawmakers, where he went viral. numerous allegations of election fraud and appeals to officials nominate Trump-supporting electors in the state, The New York Times report.
Giuliani is scheduled to appear before a jury in an Atlanta court on Monday, according to the newspaper.
The Times first reported that Giuliani was a target in the poll. Robert Costello, Giuliani’s attorney, confirmed to CNBC in an email that another member of Giuliani’s legal team, Bill Thomas, received the news during a call from a prosecutor.
Costello told the Times that Giuliani would likely ask for executive privilege if he was asked about his dealings with Trump.
Earlier on Monday, a federal judge denied Senator Lindsey Graham’s request, RS.C., to subpoena for his testimony before the Fulton County grand jury. The subpoena requires Graham, who is a witness in the investigation, to appear before a grand jury by August 23.