Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and a strong supporter of Donald Trump, offered his reaction to being named in the latest indictment against Trump. The indictment, filed in Fulton County, accuses Trump of interfering in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Giuliani, who served as Trump’s personal attorney, discussed the matter on his show, “America’s Mayor Live,” trying to maintain a positive outlook despite the legal troubles.
With Trump facing a total of 13 felony charges, including RICO, conspiracy to commit forgery, filing false documents, and solicitation of violation of oath by public officer, the indictment paints a serious and concerning picture. Additionally, 18 individuals associated with Trump, including Giuliani, have also been indicted.
During the broadcast, Giuliani expressed empathy for Trump, saying, “I feel very sorry for him (Trump) and what he has gone through now with the fourth indictment. I feel sorry for anyone else involved in this, including myself.” Giuliani watched the live footage of the indictment and grand jury proceedings in court, initially suggesting that the indictment seemed weak. However, he soon recognized the gravity of the situation and exclaimed, “Oh wait no it doesn’t. What do you think, 50 or 60 pages?”
Despite the uncertainty surrounding potential charges, Giuliani defended his actions, describing the indictment as “an unjustified and disgusting act of revenge.” He stressed that he had uncovered what he believed to be “the biggest scandal in American history” and expressed pride in his efforts.
Regarding the future implications of the indictment, Giuliani mentioned, “I believe this indictment, even without seeing it, will not lead anywhere. It’s the fourth one after three others, it won’t be tried next year, it’s impossible, even if he wasn’t running for president.” Giuliani suggested that the complexity of RICO cases and the lengthy discovery process would likely delay any potential trial. He also speculated that the indictment may be an attempt to “incriminate (Trump).”
The indictment against Trump alleges election interference, particularly his phone call to Georgia’s secretary of state in which he requested the official to find enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. As the legal proceedings unfold, Giuliani’s comments highlight the changing dynamics within Trump’s inner circle amidst increasing legal challenges.