Giuliani Surrenders in Georgia in Connection with 2020 Election Charges, Bond Fixed at $150,000

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On charges pertaining to efforts made to invalidate then-President Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, Rudy Giuliani submitted himself at an Atlanta jail on Wednesday.

Last week, the ex-mayor of New York City, along with Trump and 17 other individuals, was indicted. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis charged them with engaging in an extensive conspiracy to undermine the electorate’s will following the defeat of the Republican president to Democrat Joe Biden in November 2020. Giuliani’s bond was placed at $150,000, next only to Trump’s $200,000.

At age 79, Giuliani faces accusations of leading Trump’s endeavors to coerce legislators in Georgia and other tightly contested states to dismiss the voters’ intent and unlawfully name Electoral College electors aligned with Trump.

Trump’s defeat in several critical states by narrow margins led the former President and his allies to claim, sans evidence, that the election was manipulated in favor of his Democratic competitor Biden.

Giuliani is formally charged with giving false declarations and encouraging false testimony, conspiring to forge false documents, and urging state lawmakers to breach their official oath by naming an alternate group of pro-Trump electors.

Upon exiting his New York residence on Wednesday morning, Giuliani proclaimed he was “fighting for justice” and has done so since his initial engagement as Trump’s legal representative.

“I’m feeling very optimistic about this as I think I am upholding the rights of all Americans, just as I did numerous times as a United States attorney,” Giuliani stated to the press.

Trump, currently leading in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, has announced his intention to turn himself in at the Fulton County Jail on Thursday. Both he and his allies have deemed the investigation to be driven by political bias and have vehemently censured District Attorney Willis, a Democrat.

The investigation in Georgia into efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election defeat constitutes one of several legal challenges for the former President. (Aug. 14)

Giuliani openly criticized the indictment against lawyers who worked for Trump alongside him and accused the judicial system of being politicized. He particularly emphasized the fact that some of the indicted are not well-known individuals.

“Donald Trump told you this: They weren’t targeting only him or me,” Giuliani noted. “Now they’ve indicted individuals in this case who are strangers to me. These are merely ordinary individuals earning a regular livelihood.”

Willis has designated a Friday noon deadline for those indicted last week in the election interference case to surrender. Before turning themselves in at the jail, negotiations on bond amounts and terms are being conducted with the defendants’ attorneys.

On Wednesday, Trump-allied attorney Sidney Powell’s bond was set at $100,000, along with several others accused of disrupting voting equipment in rural Coffee County, south Georgia. For Misty Hampton, Coffee County’s election director at the time of the breach, the bond was established at $10,000.

David Shafer, a former Georgia Republican Party chair and one of 16 false electors for Trump, and

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