Rudy Giuliani surrenders to Georgia authorities in case against Trump

Rudy Giuliani

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The former federal prosecutor and New York mayor was ordered to post $150,000 bail and not to intimidate any of the 18 co-defendants or witnesses in the case, according to court documents.

Rudy Giuliani, who served as Donald Trump‘s personal attorney, turned himself in Wednesday at a Fulton County, Georgia jail to face state criminal charges related to an attempt to reverse the former US president’s 2020 election defeat.

The former federal prosecutor and New York mayor was ordered to post $150,000 bail and not to intimidate any of the 18 co-defendants or witnesses in the case, according to court documents.

“This accusation is a travesty,” Giuliani told reporters after his jail appearance. “It is an assault on the Constitution.”

Seven other of Trump‘s co-defendants in the criminal case brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis have already turned themselves in at an Atlanta jail, according to local records.

Trump, the favorite for the Republican presidential nomination to face Democratic President Joe Biden in the 2024 election, is scheduled to turn himself in on Thursday to face his fourth criminal indictment this year. The remaining 10 co-defendants named in the Georgia indictment have until Friday to turn themselves in.

Trump claims all four of his accusations are politically motivated.

Giuliani played a prominent public role in the Trump campaign’s efforts to push false accusations of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.

In Georgia, Giulian I was charged with making numerous false statements about voter fraud, including to officials in other states such as Arizona and Pennsylvania, in an unsuccessful attempt to convince them to approve an alternate list of voters for formal certification to Congress of the results to keep Trump in power.

Giuliani and other Trump allies were also accused of making false statements to Georgia lawmakers about the election.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to two sets of federal criminal charges brought by Jack Smith, a lawyer appointed by Biden-appointed attorney general Merrick Garland, related to efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss and his possession of classified documents following his leave of office.

The former president also pleaded not guilty in a Manhattan case related to the payment of money prior to the 2016 election to a porn actress.