Georgia Prosecutors Turn Up The Heat On Giuliani

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – In a recent legal development in Washington, D.C., a federal judge declared that a jury will be responsible for determining the outcome of a lawsuit involving former President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani. This case centers around Giuliani’s baseless accusations against two Georgia election workers, alleging their involvement in election fraud during the 2020 presidential race.

U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell dismissed Giuliani’s request for a bench trial, opting instead for a jury trial. Judge Howell noted the significant delay in Giuliani’s motion, highlighting its tardiness given that the cut-off for pretrial motions was set for October.

Despite Giuliani’s submission of a “Trial Brief” in an effort to convert the proceeding into a bench trial, the judge identified it not as a formal motion but as an attempt to sidestep potential consequences for missing the pretrial motion deadline.

Giuliani had previously leveled serious, yet unfounded, allegations against Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman, a mother-daughter pair working in election administration. He accused them of engaging in fraudulent activities during the ballot counting process and of handling “suitcases” filled with illegal votes.

These allegations prompted investigations by three law enforcement bodies: the FBI, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. However, these investigations concluded that Giuliani’s claims were without merit.

As a result of these unfounded accusations, Moss and Freeman initiated a lawsuit against Giuliani. The case has steadily progressed in court, with Giuliani yet to produce any supporting evidence despite multiple reminders from the court. This development marks a significant turn in the legal proceedings, shifting the decision-making from the judge to a jury.

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