Rudy Giuliani speaks during a press conference. Photo: Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images
Rudy Giuliani plans to defend himself in an upcoming legal ethics case – and he’ll have help from a number of 2020 election deniers.
The big picture: Giuliani could lose his ability to practice law in Washington, DC, if he loses the case, similar to how he cannot practice in New York State due to his election fraud allegations.
The context: DC’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel, which regulates ethical misconduct by DC attorneys, charged Giuliani in June after claiming to support a Trump campaign lawsuit that sought to overturn the results of Pennsylvania’s 2020 election, writes Jacob Knutson of Axios.
- The list is full of conservative lawyers and activists who have tried to undo President Biden’s election victories in key election states.
Some Important Names on the list include:
- Jenna Elliswho will testify as a former Trump campaign lawyer.
- Doug Mastrianothe Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, who will testify about “gathering evidence of voting irregularities.”
- Peter Navaro, the former White House trade adviser, who plans to testify “about his thorough analysis of voting irregularities and alleged illegalities.”
- Corey LewandowskiTrump’s campaign manager in 2016, who will testify that he “witnessed the exclusion of Republican inspectors and poll watchers, including himself, from inspecting ballots.”
- Giulani is also on the witness list.
Rollback: Giuliani was suspended from practicing law in New York in June 2021 for making false statements about the 2020 election, writes Zachary Basu of Axios.
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