Rudy Giuliani

Trump lawyer Giuliani surrenders, booked in Georgia election case

Prosecutors say the former New York City mayor sought to subvert state election results along with Trump and 17 others.

Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and personal lawyer to ex-United States President Donald Trump, has been booked at a Georgia jail on charges related to efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.

Giuliani flew from his home in New York City to Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday afternoon to surrender to authorities at a Fulton County jail.

He, Trump and 17 other co-conspirators were indicted last week on charges they conspired to subvert the 2020 presidential election by pressuring local officials, making false statements and seeking to defraud the state, including by tampering with voting machines.

But Giuliani struck a defiant note before as he prepared to turn himself in on Wednesday morning.

“I’m going to Georgia and I’m feeling very, very good about it, because I feel like I’m defending the rights of all Americans,” Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor, told reporters. “I’m telling the truth. They’re lying.”

Once at Fulton County, authorities prepared an arrest record for Giuliani, taking his fingerprints and mugshots. After being booked, Giuliani was released on a $150,000 bond — the second highest set for a defendant in the case, behind Trump’s.

All the defendants in the Georgia indictment face a deadline of Friday at noon local time to surrender to authorities. Trump is set to turn himself in on Thursday at the same facility.

Lawyers Kenneth Chesebro, Sidney Powell and Ray Smith also surrendered on Wednesday, while former Georgia Republican Party leaders Cathy Latham and David Shafer were booked overnight, according to authorities.

Trump’s former lawyer John Eastman and Republican poll watcher Scott Hall were the first to surrender to authorities, arriving at the jail on Tuesday.

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