Rudy Giuliani. August 17, 2022
A special jury was convened in May as part of an investigation into Donald Trump's attempts to change the outcome of the 2020 Georgia election
Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's former personal attorney, arrived at an Atlanta courthouse on Wednesday to testify in a criminal investigation in the state of Georgia that is looking into the efforts of the former president and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Giuliani, who helped Trump campaign, had to testify before a jury in Fulton County after a judge ordered him to comply with a subpoena. His lawyers say he will refuse to answer questions that violate attorney-client privilege.
The former New York City mayor spoke to Georgia lawmakers in December 2020, echoing Trump's false ballot-stealing conspiracy theories and urging them not to certify Democratic President Joe Biden's victory over Republican Trump.
jury, and the grand jury, as far as I remember, are secret,” Giuliani told CNN upon arrival at the courthouse, when asked to comment on his testimony. “They'll ask questions and we'll see.”
The Fulton County investigation began following a January 2021 taped phone call in which Trump urged the state's top election official to “find” enough votes to change the outcome of the election. The former president falsely claimed he won the Georgia election as well as the 2020 presidential election.
A special jury was convened in May at the request of District Court Attorney Fanny Willis.
Giuliani, a former crime prosecutor, was among several of Trump's advisers and lawyers who received subpoenas from the jury last month, including Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.