Rudy Giuliani says he's 'working on Trump's impeachment trial' hours before being seen at White House in final weekend
RUDY Giuliani said on Saturday he was working on Donald Trump's impeachment trial hours before he was spotted at the White House during the president's last weekend in office.
Trump's personal attorney told ABC News that he will argue that the president's claims of widespread voter fraud did not incite the January 6 riot at the Capitol building.
The House voted to impeach Trump a second time last week, after thousands of the president's supporters stormed the Capitol building as Congress was certifying Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election.
Giuliani said that in his defense of Trump, he would – again – raise allegations of voter fraud.
"They basically claimed that anytime [Trump] says voter fraud, voter fraud– or I do, or anybody else – we're inciting violence, that those words are fighting words because it's totally untrue," Giuliani said.
"Well, if you can prove that it's true, or at least true enough so it's a legitimate viewpoint, then they are no longer fighting words," he added.
Giuliani also said that he believes Trump should move to dismiss the charges against him since they were brought mere days before he will be leaving office.
"If they decide to bring it to a trial, he should move to dismiss the impeachment as entirely illegal; that it was the only impeachment ever done in what, two days, three days," Giuliani said.
"We would say to the court, 'You are now permitting in the future, basically in two days, the Congress can just impeach on anything they want to."
Giuliani himself may be facing some legal issues over the Capitol riot, as he, too, spoke to Trump's supporters beforehand, and even told the crowd to engage in "trial by combat."
The New York State Bar Association has reportedly received hundreds of complaints about the attorney, and has launched an inquiry into him.
"Based on these complaints, and the statement Mr. Giuliani uttered shortly before the attack on the Capitol, NYSBA President Scott M. Karson has launched an inquiry pursuant to the Association’s bylaws to determine whether Mr. Giuliani should be removed from the membership rolls of the Association," a statement from the association said.
However, Giuliani will be able to "explain and defend his words and actions," according to the association, before facing a consequence like being disbarred.
As Giuliani confirmed he is working on Trump's second impeachment trial, several lawyers that worked for the president the first time he was impeached have said they will not return.
That includes White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Jay Sekulow, and Jane and Marty Raskin.
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