The Washington Post

Giuliani ordered to go before grand jury

- — Matthew Brown

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who became President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, was ordered to appear next month before a special grand jury investigat­ing potential interferen­ce in Georgia’s 2020 election, according to a court filing.

Giuliani, who has been one of the most outspoken proponents of false claims that Trump won the election, did not appear before a New York Supreme Court judge on July 11 for a hearing to argue that he shouldn’t have to comply with the grand jury’s subpoena. On Wednesday, the judge ordered Giuliani to testify on Aug. 9.

Lawyers for Giuliani did not respond to multiple requests for comment. The Fulton County district attorney’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) launched her investigat­ion into potential criminal election interferen­ce in the presidenti­al election in early 2021, shortly after The Washington Post reported a phone call between Trump and Secretary of State Brad Raffensper­ger (R) in which the president pressured the secretary to “find” enough votes to overturn his election loss.

In May, a special grand jury was seated to obtain testimony from figures who had thus far resisted complying with investigat­ors.

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