September 30, 2022

Giuliani Target of Election Investigation Said: ‘We’re Starting to Live in a Fascist State’

Former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Monday that “we’re starting to live in a fascist state” after he was told he was the target of a Georgia investigation into the 2020 election.

“This is a further affront to the Sixth Amendment. I was his lawyer in that case. The statements I made were attorney-client privilege because they were between me and him, or because they were made on his behalf in his defense,” Giuliani said. said in NewsmaxReferring to former President Trump.

“If you start turning lawyers into defendants while defending their clients, we start living in a fascist state. Look, I’ve already raided my law office. I don’t think I’ll ever see that happen.”

Earlier Monday, Giuliani’s attorney Confirmed to The Hill He was a target as part of an investigation into efforts by Trump and his allies to change the results of the 2020 election, which is being conducted by a special jury in Georgia.

The subpoena for Giuliani identifies him as “former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney and the lead attorney for the Trump campaign’s legal efforts seeking to influence the November 2020 election results in Georgia and elsewhere.”

It alleges that Giuliani provided testimony and evidence in an effort to show that election fraud took place in Georgia in 2020, including “a video purported to show election workers manufacturing suitcases at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Illegal ballots from unknown sources, out of sight of election poll observers.

Georgia officials quickly denied the video after the fact, and Giuliani continued to insist that election fraud had taken place, including the use of video footage, the subpoena says.

“The witness’ appearance and testimony at trial contained evidence that the Trump campaign was part of a multi-state, coordinated scheme to influence the November 2020 election results in Georgia and elsewhere,” the subpoena said.