The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

Rudolph Giuliani

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington office that polices attorneys for ethical misconduct filed charges on Friday against President Donald Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani over baseless claims he made in federal court alleging the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

The D.C. ethics investigation is separate from an attorney misconduct probe in New York related to Giuliani's election claims. A New York court suspended Giuliani from practicing law in June, finding that the Republican former Manhattan U.S. attorney had made "demonstrably false and misleading" statements against the integrity of the 2020 presidential election.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch)


Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Chief Justice John Roberts

The House Select Committee hearings are swaying political independents and centrists to reject the power-grabbing tactics used by Donald Trump and his Republican enablers to overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to several polls and surveys of battleground state voters released on Thursday, June 30.

“Vast majorities of the American people are paying attention, and they are deeply concerned,” said Leslie Dach, co-chair of Defend Democracy Project, an advocacy group dedicated to the principle that voters determine the outcome of elections. “They believe that a crime has been committed. They want accountability in the courts and at the ballot box. And they hold not just President Trump responsible, but they hold his allies and Republicans responsible for what happened.”

Keep reading... Show less

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> <script type="text/javascript"> nor.pageviewURL = ""; nor.setPageData({ opttype: "unknown", pagetype: "detail", conttype: "post", uiid: "e_S481RqwJFu", postid: "908082876159672320", contdata: { title: "D.C. disciplinary office files ethics charges over Rudy Giulini's false election claims", numimg: 1, cvrimg: 0, pubdate: "1654890943", chlang: "en-US" }, chunitid: "721958051058909184", cuunitid: "731904312584683520" }); nor.pageview(); </script>