- Rudy Giuliani said a recent procedure prevented him from flying to testify before the trial. grand jury.
- But local prosecutors in Georgia pointed to clues he had traveled recently.
- Judge holds hearing on Tuesday on Giuliani’s request to postpone it grand jury testimony.
The week before Rudy Giuliani was set appear before grand jury in Georgia, his lawyers contacted the local prosecutors inform them that a recent medical procedure will prevent former According to court records, the mayor of New York did not fly to Atlanta.
But his request to postpone Tuesday grand the jury’s performance was met with little sympathy from office of Fanny Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, investigating former President Donald Trump’s attempts to fix his 2020 election defeat in Georgia. Willis office answered instead with receipts – and a tweet from New Hampshire – suggesting that Giuliani was, in facttraveling without problems.
At the court session on Monday local prosecutors in Georgia stated that they received records showing that Giuliani “purchased several air tickets”. with cash including tickets to Rome, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland. for flights from 22 to 29 July. (Willis office has stopped of stating that Giuliani took these flights)
“All of these dates were after the witness’s medical procedure,” the prosecutor wrote, referring to Giuliani. on the day before of his planned grand appearance of the jury.
“Finally”, Attorney added”in light of letter provided to the district attorney stating that the witness is not acquitted for air travel, the District Attorney offered to provide alternative methods of travel for witness, including bus or train fares.” of August 1 social media post portraying Giuliani in New Hampshire.
In response, a Fulton County judge scheduled a hearing for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. on Giuliani’s ‘urgent’ request to postpone it grand appearance of the jury. Lawyer for Giuliani, William H. Thomas Jr., declined to comment.
In a separate court filing Monday, Thomas acknowledged that Giuliani traveled from New York to New Hampshire following an unspecified medical procedure. But he emphasized in italics that Giuliani made journey “to private car in of which he was a passenger.
Pointing to a doctor’s note, Thomas said it was “air journey that it has not been cleared for”But the Willis office,” he wrote, “remained firm in their refusal to agree to an extension.” Thomas added that Giuliani will appear almost before grand jury, but Willis office demanded in- facial expressions.
“It is important to note that Mr. Giuliani [sic] No way attempting to improperly delay or obstruct those proceedings, or avoid giving evidence or evidence that is not the subject of any claim of privilege in this case,” Thomas wrote. – Declared another way he is ready and was ready to cooperate in this matter is subject to any ethical obligations that may preclude such cooperation.”
Fanny Willis Aggressiveness moves
Court papers on Monday barn light on dispute between local prosecutors in Georgia and Giuliani Lawyers in preparation for his planned appearance before grand jurors investigate interference by Trump and his allies in the election in state.
As part of request, local prosecutors study the now infamous phone call Trump made Georgia secretary of state, Brad Ruffensberger, urging him to “find” enough votes to reverse his loss to Joe Biden.
Willis moved aggressively in recent weeks. In addition to winning in court battle forcing Giuliani to testify before grand jury, her office persecuted fake voters who endorsed Trump and subpoenaed Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, prompting legal watchdogs view investigation in Georgia as one of the most dangerous for in former the president.
After the 2020 elections, Giuliani was among former allies of the President who participated in shale creation scheme of so-called alternative slates of Trump supporters voters in key battlegrounds states, including Georgia. Court documents showed that Willis office briefed all 16 Trump supporters electors in Georgia what could they face accusations in connection with in criminal the study.
In December 2020, Giuliani appeared in man in front of couple of committees in Georgia State Legislature, where he held hours peddling false conspiracy theories about electoral fraud. “You cannot certify Georgia in good faith,” he reportedly told lawmakers.
House Committee of Inquiry January 6, 2021 attack on Capitol also highlighted Giuliani’s efforts in Georgia. In June, one of Committee public hearings featured testimony of Vandrei “Shai” Moss, former elections in georgia official, who was the target of the conspiracy theory that Trump and Giuliani were spreading, alleging that she was processing fake ballots for Biden.
“It turned my life around down. I’m not … anymore give out my business card… I don’t want anyone knowing my name,” Moss said. in emotional testimony before the House of Representatives on January 6 panel. “I don’t go to the grocery store generally. I haven’t been anywhere at all. I gained about 60 pounds. I just don’t do anything else.”
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