ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is expected to turn himself in to an Atlanta jail Wednesday on charges of attempting to reverse then-President Donald Trump’s loss in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election.
The former mayor of New York was indicted last week along with Trump and 17 others. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said they participated in a massive conspiracy to undermine voters’ will after the Republican president lost to Democrat Joe Biden in November 2020. Giuliani is being charged in connection with his work as an attorney for Trump after the general election.
“I feel very, very good about it because I feel like I’m defending the rights of all Americans, as I’ve done so many times as a lawyer in the United States,” Giuliani told reporters Wednesday as he left his apartment in New York on Wednesday. York left. , adding that he is “fighting for justice” and has been doing so since he first began representing Trump.
Trump, the early front-runner in the 2024 Republican presidential election, has said he plans to turn himself in to Fulton County Jail on Thursday. His bail is set at $200,000. He and his allies have characterized the investigation as politically motivated and have heavily criticized Willis, a Democrat.
Giuliani criticized the charges against attorneys who had worked for Trump, saying the justice system was becoming politicized. He also highlighted the fact that some of the people indicted are not household names.
“Donald Trump told you this: They didn’t come just for him or me,” Giuliani said. “Now that they have charged people in this case, I don’t even know who they are. These are just ordinary people earning a normal income.”
David Shafer, former chairman of the Republican Party of Georgia, and Cathy Latham, who is accused of taking part in violating election equipment in rural Coffee County and serving as one of 16 false voters for Trump, have pleaded not guilty. reported early Wednesday morning. Attorney John Eastman, who advocated a plan to keep Trump in power, and Scott Hall, a bail bondsman charged with participating in violating election equipment in Coffee County, turned themselves in on Tuesday.