The saga of political persecution of Trump and his allies continues…

This time, they are targeting the former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani over election interference in Georgia.

Giuliani, who served as former President Donald Trump’s private attorney, is scheduled to testify later this week, according to a New York Times report.

The move escalates the fight over actions taken by Donald Trump’s team in their efforts to reverse the 2020 election results in the Peach State:

Lawyers for Rudolph W. Giuliani have been told that he is a target of a criminal investigation in Georgia into election interference by Donald J. Trump and his advisers.

One of Mr. Giuliani’s lawyers said in an interview that he was notified on Monday. On the same day, a federal judge rejected efforts by another key Trump ally, Senator Lindsey Graham, to avoid giving testimony before a special grand jury in Atlanta.

Mr. Giuliani, who as Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer spearheaded efforts to keep Mr. Trump in power, emerged in recent weeks as a central figure in the inquiry being conducted by Fani T. Willis, the district attorney of Fulton County, Ga., which encompasses most of Atlanta.

The same grand jury subpoenaed Sen. Lindsey Graham over his contacts with the secretary of state Brad Raffensperger, which Graham has resisted. A federal judge ruled earlier today that Graham will have to comply with that subpoena. That may well involve Giuliani as well, but the New York Times suggests that Giuliani may have a perjury problem as well:

Earlier this summer, prosecutors questioned witnesses before the special grand jury about Mr. 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.

The ‘Daily Wire’ gives us more details of this developing story:

Giuliani is now scheduled to testify Wednesday at a courthouse in Atlanta.

“If these people think he’s going to talk about conversations between him and President Trump, they’re delusional,” Giuliani attorney Robert Costello said.

The FBI executed a search warrant on Trump’s Florida home at Mar-a-Lago last week which was approved by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Multiple sources told The New York Times that at least one of Trump’s lawyers signed a written statement to the U.S. Department of Justice earlier this summer that claimed all classified material and boxes in a storage area on the property had been returned to the federal government. Agents searched the storage area and Trump’s office and residence on the property.

Federal investigators recovered at least 4 sets of top secret documents, 3 sets of secret documents, and 3 sets of confidential documents during their search.

The signed declaration, combined with the at least 11 sets of classified documents that were discovered on the property, could mean that either Trump or his legal team potentially lied to federal investigators.

The sections of the U.S. criminal code that were cited on the search warrant indicate the investigation centers around potential violations of the Espionage Act, the unlawful taking of government records, and obstruction of justice related to destroying documents.

Trump has repeatedly stated that he had declassified all the material that was at his Florida residence, which he could have legally done when he was president, although a separate report from The New York Times noted that usually when that happens, classified markings are removed from the documents. The report noted that none of the criminal violations that Trump is under investigation for have anything to do with whether the documents were classified or not, meaning that Trump could still be charged with a crime even if he did declassify the documents.

Sources: DailyWire, NYTimes, BusinessInsider

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