Former New York City Mayor and personal lawyer to Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, is expected to meet with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Wednesday, as he faces charges of election interference and racketeering in Georgia. Giuliani is among the 19 defendants indicted by a grand jury last week for allegedly trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state .
According to sources, Giuliani will travel to Georgia with his friend and former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, who has been helping him find a local counsel for his defense. Giuliani will also try to negotiate his bond amount and surrender to the authorities before Trump arrives in the state on Thursday.
The indictment accuses Giuliani of violating the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) by conspiring with Trump and others to appoint “fake electors” in violation of their oath of office, and by making false statements about voting irregularities and fraud in the state. The indictment cites several instances where Giuliani repeated baseless claims about mail-in ballots, Dominion voting machines, and signature matching, without any evidence or verification.
Giuliani has denied any wrongdoing and called the indictment “an affront to American democracy” and “a political witch hunt”. He also claimed that he was acting as a lawyer for Trump and that he had a constitutional right to challenge the election results.
The Fulton County case is not the only legal trouble that Giuliani faces. He is also under federal investigation for his dealings with Ukraine, and he has been sued by Dominion Voting Systems for defamation. Moreover, he has reportedly appealed to Trump to pay his legal bills, which amount to millions of dollars, but has not received any help from his former client .
Willis, the Fulton County district attorney, has said that she intends to bring the case to trial on March 4, 2024, one day before Super Tuesday. If convicted, Giuliani could face up to 20 years in prison.