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Rudy Giuliani Defends Failed Trump 2020 Election Challenge in DC Ethics Case

  • Legal discipline authority calls Giuliani conduct ‘egregious’
  • Ex-NYC mayor presses voter fraud allegations in defense
Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani

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Rudy Giuliani “weaponized his law license” to try to undermine the US Constitution when he led a failed effort for Donald Trump to invalidate potentially millions of Pennsylvania votes after the 2020 election, DC Bar officials argued Monday. 

Giuliani’s Washington law license is on the line as he faces allegations that he violated attorney practice rules by filing a “frivolous” post-election lawsuit in federal court that featured baseless claims of widespread fraud. One of former President Trump’s staunchest allies, Giuliani’s defense against the ethics complaint involves digging in two years later on his belief that there was evidence that the election was tainted by voting irregularities and fraud.