Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is indicted along with former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) for attempting to rig the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, was delivered this Wednesday to the authorities of that state.
Before turning themselves in, Giuliani’s lawyers held a meeting at the office of Fulton, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis to negotiate bail terms.
After that meeting, Giuliani went to the Fulton County (Georgia) prison so that his fingerprints are taken, the photographs are taken for his judicial file and he pays the bail of 150,000 dollars that his lawyers have agreed with the Prosecutor’s Office.
Within the framework of that arrangement, similar to those that other defendants have reached in this case, Trump’s former personal lawyer has agreed to follow a series of rules, such as not discussing the case with the other defendants or witnesses unless it is to through the lawyers.
The arrival of Guliani, 79, in Georgia aroused great media expectation. She arrived at the Atlanta airport on a private plane and his landing was broadcast live on CNN.
Previously, when leaving the apartment where he lives in New York, Giuliani spoke briefly with the press and reiterated that both he and Trump are innocent, while he assured without evidence that the American “enemy of the republic” is trying to destroy the rights of all.
Giuliani’s handover to authorities in Georgia comes after he two other of the 19 defendants will also appear at the Fulton jail this week. Trump plans to do it tomorrow.
All of the defendants are accused of being part of a conspiracy to change the outcome of the 2020 Georgia election using a variety of methods, from lobbying officials responsible for certifying the results to attempts to steal election data in a rural county of the state.
Specifically, Giuliani is accused of being part of a plan for 16 Georgia Republicans to serve as that state’s appointees to choose the President of the United States in the Electoral College.
In the United States, the president is not selected by popular vote, but by an indirect system, so that when citizens go to the polls they are actually choosing the delegates of the Electoral College who represent them in a final vote.
According to the accusation, Giuliani allegedly tried to get those 16 Republicans to act as the Georgia nominees. in the Electoral College, in an attempt to reverse the election in favor of Trump, despite the fact that Biden had won that state by a narrow margin.
Giuliani was one of the most visible faces in Trump’s attempts to overturn election results across the country.
One of the moments that best portrays that role was the press conference he gave denouncing an alleged fraud four days after the elections and in which it was possible to see how streaks of brown sweat fell down his forehead, something that the public He attributed it to some type of product that the New Yorker had used to try to cover his gray hair.
That press conference took place on the outskirts of Philadelphia, near a crematorium and a sex shop, and in front of a small landscaping business called Four Seasons Total Landscaping, which his team mistook for the luxury Four Seasons hotel chain. .
Giuliani’s public image has suffered a spectacular decline in recent years: Some two decades ago, he was known by the honorary title of “mayor of the year” for having stoically guided New York after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Giuliani, who was mayor of New York from 1994 to 2001, was awarded the title of Honorary Knight of Her Majesty by Queen Elizabeth II of England and was named Time magazine’s person of the year in 2001.
With information from Efe.
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Source: La Opinion