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Rudy Giuliani Blasted For Misogynist And Racist Attack On Fani Willis

On Friday, June 6, former New York City Major Rudy Giuliani spoke at Grace Christian Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan as part of the far-right Christian nationalist ReAwaken America Tour. During the speech, Giuliani angrily railed against Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis and described her as "Fani the ho."

Mother Jones' Stephanie Mencimer posted video of Giuliani's speech on X, formerly Twitter.

Giuliani is among former President Donald Trump's co-defendants in Willis' election interference/RICO indictment, which is presently in limbo while courts examine her relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade — who has been removed from the case.

Many of Trump's allies have been arguing that because Willis had a romantic relationship with Wade, the case should be thrown out altogether. But Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, although critical of Willis, ruled that the relationship did not constitute a full-fledged conflict of interest.

McAfee let Willis stay on the case. But McAfee's ruling has been appealed by Trump's legal team, and the case appears unlikely to go to trial before the 2024 presidential election in November.

Although Giuliani himself is Catholic — not evangelical — the ReAwaken America Tour is a far-right evangelical Christian nationalist/MAGA event that was founded by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in 2022 and has featured ultra-MAGA speakers like GOP operative Roger Stone and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.

On X, Giuliani has been drawing criticism for his attack on Willis.

Attorney Ray Moss tweeted, "As an attorney, an officer of the court, this kind of language is repugnant, about another member of the bar, @RudyGiuliani, Attorney Giuliani, especially where you were a Mayor and an officer in the federal legal system. Is this the kind of language you want in our national discourse? This hate speech is far below locker room talk."

Watch the full video below or at this link.

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

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Arizona Prosecutors Can't Find Giuliani To Serve Criminal Summons

Rudy Giuliani's efforts to help Donald Trump overturn the 2020 presidential election results have resulted in both civil lawsuits and two criminal indictments for the former New York City mayor. Giuliani is among Trump's co-defendants in Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis' election interference case, and in late April, he was indicted by a grand jury in a separate election interference case being prosecuted by State Attorney General Kris Mayes, a Democrat, in Arizona.

But according to CNN, Arizona officials have been unable to "serve" Giuliani "with notice of his indictment."

CNN's Zachary Cohen reports that Giuliani "is the only defendant prosecutors have been unable to serve with a summons, according to Richie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Arizona Attorney General's Office."

Giuliani, the summons says, must appear before a judge on Tuesday, May 21.

"The day after the state-level grand jury handed up its indictment," Cohen reports, "two agents for the (Arizona) Attorney General's Office traveled to New York City with plans to hand-deliver the notice to Giuliani, Taylor said. The agents believed Giuliani was likely in his New York City apartment because he had recently video streamed from there — which they determined by matching the setting of the feed with pictures of the interior of the residence from an old real estate listing."

Cohen adds, "But upon arriving at the building, a person at the front desk told the agents they were not allowed to accept service of the documents, according to Taylor, who added that the individual did not dispute Giuliani lived there."

In addition to Giuliani, the Trump allies indicted in Mayes' case include former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and attorneys Boris Epshteyn, Jenna Ellis, and Christina Bobb (formerly of One America News). Trump himself has not been indicted.

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

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Doubling Down On Defamation Of Election Workers, Giuliani Faces Judicial Wrath

US District Judge Beryl Howell is now suggesting that former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani could be on the hook for additional legal consequences after his continued attacks on two Georgia election workers.

Politico reported Tuesday that following his latest court appearance in US District Court in Washington, DC, Giuliani drew the ire of Judge Howell after once again leveling attacks on election workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss on Monday night. Howell wondered if the former New York mayor was "just playing for the cameras" following his attorney Joe Sibley's apologetic statements on his client's behalf. Sibley had tried to minimize damage to Giuliani, saying that both Freeman and Moss were "good people" who didn't deserve the threats that came their way after his client falsely accused them of forging ballots.

"Of course I don't regret it," Giuliani said of his previous unfounded accusations in which he accused Freeman and Moss of manipulating ballots in Georgia during the 2020 election. "They were engaging in changing votes."

Judge Howell has already found Giuliani guilty of defaming Freeman and Moss, and the ongoing proceedings are merely for the jury to determine how much in financial damages the former Trump attorney should be required to pay. The 80-year-old ex-mayor's latest comments — which Giuliani said he would expand upon when he takes the stand — left even his lawyer dumbfounded, with Sibley saying he's "not sure how it’s reconcilable" when Howell asked how he would account for his client's actions.

"This has taken a bit of a toll on him. He’s almost 80 years old," Sibley said, trying to explain that Giuliani's latest attacks on Freeman and Moss were due to his advanced age. "There are health concerns for Mr. Giuliani."

Both Freeman and Moss are seeking between $15 million and $43 million in damages as a result of Giuliani's defamatory remarks. Their attorney, Michael J. Gottlieb, said that his clients were forced to move out of their homes as a result of Giuliani's "campaign of defamation and emotional terror" against them. Many of the thousands of threats against Freeman and Moss — who are Black — were racist in nature and called for them to be lynched. Sibley countered that if his client were made the pay the full amount it would be the equivalent of the death penalty, saying "it would be the end of Mr. Giuliani."

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

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