Rudy Giuliani suspended from practicing law in New York over false statements about Trump election loss
Rudy Giuliani has been temporarily suspended from practicing law in New York for making “false and misleading statements” as he bolstered the narrative that widespread voter fraud stole the presidency from his client, former President Donald Trump.
The five-judge Manhattan Supreme Court panel concluded in a blistering 33-page ruling that Giuliani’s continued perpetuation of the thoroughly debunked claim that the election was stolen from Trump “threatens the public interest” and erodes faith in American democracy
It’s a stunning turn for the former New York City mayor who was once a former prosecutor for the Southern District of New York.
Giuliani’s lawyers, John Leventhal and Barry Kamins, said in a statement Thursday they “are disappointed with the Appellate Division, First Department’s decision suspending Mayor Giuliani prior to being afforded a hearing on the issues that are alleged. This is unprecedented as we believe that our client does not pose a present danger to the public interest. We believe that once the issues are fully explored at a hearing Mr. Giuliani will be reinstated as a valued member of the legal profession that he has served so well in his many capacities for so many years.”
Giuliani — or lawyers representing him — is set to be in court in DC Thursday afternoon over a defamation lawsuit from the vote management company Dominion Voting Systems, which is suing Giuliani and others for statements they made alleging election fraud