Why is Rudy Giuliani's license suspended? Trump's former lawyer accused of lying in court
Rudy Giuliani is banned from practicing law in New York over 'false statements to courts and public' while he was Donald Trump's lawyer. The former Big Apple mayor was suspended on Thursday, June 24. His suspension comes just months after his house was raided by the FBI.
The decision was released by the New York courts in a statement, claiming that 'there is uncontroverted evidence' that the lawyer issued false statements after the results of the 2020 presidential election. Giuliani served as NYC mayor from 1994 to 2001. He has denied 'any wrongdoings'.
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The statement further added that the misinformation was issued "in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020". "These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client." The statement concluded that Giuliani's actions threatened public interest and therefore "warrants interim suspension from the practice of law".
Giuliani has been under the radar over his involvement with the Trump "Stop the Steal" campaign last year, as well as his ties to Ukraine. As a part of a federal probe, investigators seized electronic devices from Giuliani's apartment back in April after executing a search warrant. Reportedly, the United States Attorney’s office in Manhattan and the FBI had been trying to obtain search warrants for Giuliani's electronics for a long time. Giuliani explained what went down on the morning the FBI searched his New York apartment and told Fox News, "At about 6 am there was a banging on my door, a very loud banging, and outside there was a group of an endless number of FBI agents." He added, "Usually a person who has been a former assistant US attorney, a US attorney, a mayor, the associate attorney general, usually they receive a subpoena, not have their home raided."
Giuliani alleged that the FBI is trying to frame him and that the lawyers who were connected to Trump would be raided. He said, "The only lawyers they raid are lawyers for Donald Trump. I can't think of another lawyer that has been raided other than lawyers for Trump. Trump is in a special category because he doesn't have constitutional rights."