Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has made headlines in recent years as the personal attorney to former President Donald Trump. After the fallout from the 2020 presidential election, Giuliani worked as one of several attorneys representing Trump’s litigation of the hotly contested and controversial race.
Ultimately, Giuliani and other attorneys’ efforts did not result in a reversal of the 2020 election results. Courts at each level of government tossed out lawsuits either due to lack of standing or lack of evidence. On January 6, in the hours prior to the Capitol Hill insurrection, Giuliani also delivered personal remarks before Trump’s crowd of supporters.
On Tuesday, the nation learned that Rudy Giuliani is no longer representing Trump or working as his personal lawyer, per Breitbart News.
The Relationship Between Giuliani and Trump
Yesterday, Trump aide Jason Miller informed the press that Giuliani is out as Trump’s personal attorney. Miller also made sure to explain that no bad blood exists between the two men; per the Trump aide, Giuliani is a friend and an ally to the 45th president.
News of the professional split between Trump and his now-former personal attorney quickly spread on social media yesterday. Many Americans also noted that Giuliani’s departure arrived at the same time that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson sued Giuliani and Trump.
Rep. Thompson discusses lawsuit filed by NAACP against fmr. Pres. Trump and Rudy Giuliani over Capitol riot:
"In America, we settle our differences at the ballot box. We don't have coups. We don't have riots." pic.twitter.com/N0DjC0u4Ts
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 16, 2021
The lawsuit against the pair accuses them of knowingly conspiring with political extremists who later laid siege to the U.S. Capitol. Americans also didn’t miss the timeliness of the lawsuit either; it comes mere days after the U.S. Senate acquitted Trump of charges asserting incitement of insurrection.
Additional News on the Lawsuit Against Trump, Giuliani
As of now, the former president and his ex-personal attorney are accused of conspiracy with the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, both known extremist groups.
In this lawsuit, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s condemnation of Trump (post-acquittal) is referenced. Furthermore, Trump and Giuliani face accusations of breaching the 1871 KKK Act.
The lawsuit filed today under the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, is to hold Trump, Giuliani, Proud Boys, & Oath Keepers accountable for the insurrection on Jan 6 at our nation’s Capitol. Please read the lawsuit so you can have all the facts! https://t.co/F5it5zlewA
— Bennie G. Thompson (@BennieGThompson) February 16, 2021
Reactions to the lawsuit have already fallen in accordance with party lines. Democrats are praising the plaintiffs in the suit. Many Republicans, on the other hand, believe that the lawsuit is a form of retaliation since Democrats failed to get their wanted outcome in the Senate impeachment trial.
Does it come as a surprise that Rudy Giuliani is no longer working as Donald Trump’s personal attorney? What do you make of the lawsuit against the two men? Let us know in the comments section below.