Rudolph Giuliani, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, is a key figure in the investigation of criminal interference into Georgia's 2020 elections. Giuliani is scheduled to appear before a special grand jury on Wednesday in Atlanta, reports The New York Times. His lawyer, Robert Costello, said Giuliani would probably invoke attorney-client privilege if asked about his dealings with Trump. Costello said he was told Giuliani is a target, meaning prosecutors believe an indictment is possible. Led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, the inquiry is focused on Giuliani‘s attempts to keep Trump in power. Earlier this summer, prosecutors questioned witnesses about Giuliani’s appearances before state legislative panels in December 2020, when he spent hours peddling false conspiracy theories about secret suitcases of Democratic ballots and corrupted voting machines.
Giuliani’s post-election activities on Trump’s behalf have created numerous problems for him. The House Jan. 6 investigating committee has highlighted video footage of Giuliani’s activity in Georgia in a scheme to create rival slates of presidential electors. Giuliani is also facing a civil suit by Dominion and Smartmatic, makers of voting machines, who are seeking billions of dollars in damages. His conduct resulted in the suspension of his law license. A New York appellate court report mentioned Georgia 35 times and described numerous false and misleading statements regarding the Georgia presidential election results” made by Giuliani. He falsely claimed that tens of thousands of underage teenagers had voted illegally in Georgia, even though an audit by Georgia’s secretary of state found that no one under the age of 18 had voted. Lawyers for Giuliani insist that he did nothing improper in Georgia, and that he has been willing to cooperate. Despite Giuliani's reported health issues, a judge said he could travel to Atlanta “on a train, on a bus or Uber."