Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani can no longer practice after false claims

Donald Trump’s lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been suspended by the New York State Supreme Court, where he will no longer be able to practice law until further notice, for making a series of statements lies in order to favor the re-election of the former American president.

The decision was denounced by Donald Trump, who expressed his incomprehension when, according to him, Rudy Giuliani “fought against an election that has already been shown to be fraudulent“. The documents on file do not specify who seized the Attorney Grievance Committee, at the origin of the procedure, but according to the New York Times it would be “tensfrom leading New York lawyers. After the American presidential election of November 3, 2020, Rudy Giuliani became the symbol of Donald Trump’s fight to try to invalidate, without presenting any tangible elements, the results of the election, which gave his opponent Joe Biden the winner. .

The former mayor of New York (1994-2001), now 77, pleaded unsuccessfully before the courts of several key states to obtain the cancellation of the ballot. The committee recalled that the septuagenarian lawyer had in particular hinted, before a Pennsylvania court, that the election had been the subject of fraud, when he had only seized this same jurisdiction on technical questions. He was also accused of having claimed that thousands of bulletins linked to deceased persons had been counted in Pennsylvania, an allegation never substantiated. The committee also refers to accusations made by Rudy Giuliani about the polls in Georgia and Arizona.

We can only insist on the seriousness of the faultsby Rudy Giuliani, the court wrote in a decision released Thursday. “This country is being ravaged by attacks targeting the legitimacy of the 2020 election and our current President, Joseph R. Biden“, Continued the five magistrates who compose it. “False statements aim to erode confidence in our elections and government in general“, indicates the decision. When they are done by a lawyer, they “tarnish the reputation of the entire profession“. Finally, the Court also cited the events of January 6, when rioters, mostly supporters of Donald Trump, invaded the Capitol in Washington. For magistrates, they show “the extent of the damage that can occur when the public is misled by false information about the election“.

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