Last Thursday, Donald Trump abruptly canceled a press conference he’d said would feature “A Large, Complex, Detailed but Irrefutable REPORT on the Presidential Election Fraud which took place in Georgia,” which he claimed would exonerate both him and his 18 coconspirators. For his most ardent supporters, the ones who maintain the belief—after numerous state and federal investigations have said otherwise—that the election was stolen and that the 45th president is being unjustly prosecuted, this was presumably a big disappointment. But fear not, because an old pal of old Donny’s says he’s also got the goods to clear both their names.
Yes, on Sunday, Rudy Giuliani claimed that he has cold, hard evidence proving the 2020 election was stolen, which will in turn show that he and Trump were right to contest Joe Biden’s win and are thus innocent of all charges against them. Why didn’t Rudy mention any of this evidence at the time or in the years since? Well, he didn’t have it way back then, and he didn’t have it just before he was charged by Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis, but he’s got it now. And boy, is it big. Scientific big.
“There are things we didn’t present then, because over the next couple years, a lot of people did a lot of work and have been able to produced more witnesses, and what I would call ‘scientific evidence’ that I would say is very persuasive,” Giuliani said on his WABC radio show. What, exactly, did he mean by “scientific evidence”? No one knows and, unfortunately, the former mayor did not explain.
Like Trump, Giuliani is currently facing a boatload of legal problems. In addition to the criminal charges out of Georgia, the man once known as “America’s Mayor” is being sued for defamation by both Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic for the many false claims he made about their technology being manipulated to benefit Joe Biden in 2020, and is also being sued for defamation by former Georgia election workers Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman, whom Giuliani has admitted he made false statements about. There’s also a lawsuit against him from former employee Noelle Dunphy, who has accused him of “sexual assault and harassment, wage theft, and other misconduct,” and is seeking $10 million in damages. (A political adviser to Giuliani disputed Dunphy’s claims to CBS News and insisted, “This was a consensual relationship.”) Unlike Trump, Giuliani does not have faithful followers to cover his legal bills, and despite reportedly begging more than once, has apparently yet to convince the ex-president to pony up some cash-based assistance. Last week, an attorney for Giuliani said there “are a lot of bills that he’s not paying” at the moment, because he can’t.
After he was indicted in Georgia, Giuliani said on his YouTube show, “This is a completely unjustified and disgusting act of retribution, as I had the temerity to unveil the biggest scandal in American history—and for that, my parents are proud of me, and I don’t give a damn about the rest.” Trump has similarly claimed he did nothing wrong.
Judge rules Trump can’t intimidate witnesses in Georgia election case
This is clearly a good and necessary thing that hopefully but may not have any impact on the ex-president’s actions:
Earlier this month, a judge presiding over Trump’s arraignment in the federal election case warned him, “I want to remind you it is a crime to intimidate a witness or retaliate against anyone for providing information about your case to the prosecution, or otherwise obstruct justice.” Less than a day later, the ex-president wrote on Truth Social: “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!”