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Giuliani Can Drive 13 Hours to Atlanta Election-Fraud Grand Jury, Judge Says

  • Judge orders Giuliani to testify on Aug. 17 in election probe
  • Former NYC mayor said he was told to avoid flying post-surgery
Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., in Nov. 2020. 

Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., in Nov. 2020. 

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Rudy Giuliani, former president Donald Trump’s onetime personal lawyer, was ordered to appear next week before a special grand jury in Atlanta investigating whether Trump violated Georgia election laws in trying to flip the 2020 election.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert C.I. McBurney on Tuesday rejected a bid by Giuliani to postpone his appearance until next month and set an Aug. 17 date. The former New York mayor had been subpoenaed to appear Tuesday but had asked the court to move the date to mid-September. Giuliani’s lawyers said his doctor had ordered him to refrain from air travel following heart surgery.