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Hunter Biden's Legal Team Is Now Playing Hardball

Lawyers' aggressive new attempt to turn the tables involves urging probes of Giuliani, Bannon

(Newser) - House Republicans have started their long-sought investigation into Hunter Biden—but the legal team of the president's son has decided it's not going to settle for playing defense. CBS News reports that Biden's lawyers tag-teamed this week in an aggressive new strategy, going hard against longtime detractors...

Recommendation: Disbar Rudy Giuliani

DC Bar to decide punishment for 'harming the country' with election lawsuit

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is fighting a recommendation that the former New York City mayor and lawyer for former President Donald Trump be disbarred. The disciplinary counsel's office for the DC Bar urged the punishment Thursday during a hearing, Law & Crime reports. The office announced a tentative finding that Giuliani...

Giuliani Gets 'COMPLETE & TOTAL VINDICATION' in Ukraine Dealings

No criminal charges are expected related to 2021 raid

(Newser) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will not face criminal charges over his interactions with Ukrainian figures in the runup to the 2020 presidential election, federal prosecutors revealed in a letter to a judge Monday. Prosecutors with the US attorney's office in Manhattan said they made the decision...

Judge Rips Giuliani in Preserving Lawsuit

Opinion supports defamation filing on harm done to Georgia election workers

(Newser) - A federal judge on Monday declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani by two women who served as election workers in Georgia in November 2020. In the lawsuit filed last December, Ruby Freeman and Wandrea "Shaye" Moss accused Giuliani of defaming...

Good News for Guy Who Clapped Giuliani on the Back

Charges dropped, as long as he stays out of trouble for 6 months

(Newser) - Update: The man charged with assault after he was seen on a video slapping the back of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani accepted a deal Wednesday to have the charges dismissed. According to the Richmond County district attorney's office, the case has been adjourned in contemplation of dismissal,...

Lawyer: Giuliani Is a Target of Georgia Election Probe
In Georgia, Giuliani
Faces 6 Hours of Questions

In Georgia, Giuliani Faces 6 Hours of Questions

It's not clear whether he answered any of them in grand jury appearance

(Newser) - Update: Rudy Giuliani complied with a subpoena and appeared before a special grand jury in Georgia for around six hours Wednesday—but it's not clear whether the Trump attorney answered any questions. Giuliani attorney Bob Costello, who said Monday that he had been told Giuliani was a target of...

NY Judge Orders Giuliani to Testify in Georgia Election Case

Fulton DA is investigating alleged election interference by Trump allies

(Newser) - A judge in New York has ordered Rudy Giuliani to appear next month before a special grand jury in Atlanta that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, the AP reports. New York Supreme Court Justice Thomas...

Giuliani, Graham Subpoenaed in Georgia Election Case

Investigation closes in on Trump's 'inner circle'

(Newser) - The Georgia prosecutor investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election is subpoenaing US Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and other members of Trump's campaign legal team to testify before a special grand jury. Fulton County District Attorney...

Rudy Giuliani Slapped by Grocery Store Worker
Video Emerges
of Giuliani
Incident at
Grocery Store

Video Emerges of Giuliani Incident at Grocery Store

Employee at Staten Island shop is accused of slapping the former mayor in the back

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated to add video of the incident. While campaigning for his son at a Staten Island grocery store Sunday, Rudy Giuliani was slapped in the back by an employee of the store, the NYPD tells the Hill . (You can see video of the incident here...

Giuliani Ally Guilty of Campaign Finance Crimes
Giuliani Ally
Gets 20 Months

Giuliani Ally Gets 20 Months

Fraud was 'a way of life' for Lev Parnas

(Newser) - Update: Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes by a judge who said fraud had become “a way of...

Charges Downgraded After Giuliani Gets Slap on Back

The former NYC mayor claims the slap left him with 'substantial pain'

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani hosted a press conference Monday on Facebook to discuss being slapped on the back by a ShopRite employee. According to Deadline, Giuliani was “irate” upon learning that the charges against his alleged attacker were downgraded. The former NYC mayor and Trump attorney was in a ShopRite on...

Eastman Asked to Be on the 'Pardon List'

Trump lawyer asked Pence to commit 'one more relatively minor violation'

(Newser) - A legal scholar who advised former President Trump that the electors could be blocked from making President Biden's election official evidently reflected on his own situation after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Then he tried to obtain a presidential pardon. Eastman sent an email to fellow Trump...

New Theme Emerges in Jan. 6 Hearings: 'Team Normal'

Campaign manager Bill Stepien says this team counseled Trump to avoid the fraud strategy

(Newser) - Day Two of the Jan. 6 hearings is in the books, and former President Trump considers the proceedings a "Kangaroo Court." Here's a look at other assessments and takeaways the morning after:
  • Big theme: The House panel on Tuesday brought forth witness after witness who said they

'Apparently Inebriated' Giuliani Gave Election-Night Advice

And Trump accepted it, alleges Liz Cheney as Jan. 6 hearings resume

(Newser) - (Updated: This summary has been updated to include the comments of Jason Miller.) As Day Two of the Jan. 6 hearings began, Vice Chair Liz Cheney made a surprising statement about Rudy Giuliani that caught the attention of many on social media, as in this tweet from Steve Inskeep...

DC Bar Charges Giuliani Over Election Fraud Claims
Giuliani Faces Ethics Charge

Giuliani Faces Ethics Charge

Trump lawyer had claimed election fraud to court in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani could be prohibited from practicing law in the District of Columbia, after the disciplinary arm of the DC Bar filed an ethics case over his advocacy of false fraud claims in the 2020 presidential election. The charge involves claims Giuliani made in a federal court about a lawsuit...

Giuliani Pulls Out of Interview With House January 6 Committee

It had been scheduled for Friday

(Newser) - A spokesman for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol says Rudy Giuliani, who led Donald Trump's court efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, has withdrawn from an interview that was scheduled to take place Friday, the AP reports....

Jury Convicts Rioter Who Blamed Trump

Defense argued Dustin Thompson was unemployed and vulnerable to conspiracy theories

(Newser) - An Ohio man who testified he was "following presidential orders" from Donald Trump when he stormed the US Capitol was convicted Thursday of obstructing Congress from certifying Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. A federal jury also found Dustin Byron Thompson, 38, guilty of stealing a coat rack from...

Judge Gives OK to Smartmatic Suit Against Fox News

Voting tech company is suing network, hosts, guests on false election-rigging narrative

(Newser) - A New York judge ruled on Tuesday that a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit brought by voting tech company Smartmatic against Fox News and several of its hosts may proceed, though with caveats, reports the New York Times . Judge David Cohen rebuffed the network's attempt to have him dismiss...

Trump Said 'We,' Judge Notes in Preserving Jan. 6 Lawsuits

Ruling in conspiracy case says former president's words could be taken as exhorting crowd to act

(Newser) - Former President Trump's speech at a rally just before rioters attacked the US Capitol sounded like "a call for collective action," a federal judge said Friday in dealing the former president a significant loss in court. The comments were included in US District Judge Amit Mehta's...

Giuliani May Not Go the Route of Steve Bannon

'New York Times' reports he's in talks with House panel to testify about the Capitol riot

(Newser) - Trump allies Steve Bannon and Mark Meadows have defied the House panel investigating the Capitol riot to the extent that they now face the possibility of criminal charges. Rudy Giuliani may go a different route. The New York Times reports that Trump's longtime attorney is in negotiations to testify...

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