Rudy Giuliani admits lies about Georgia election workers as Donald Trump indictment looms

Washington DC - Rudy Giuliani has admitted he spewed lies about two Georgia election workers he infamously accused of trying to rig the 2020 election for President Joe Biden.

Former New York City Mayor and lawyer for former President Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani has been sued by Georgia election workers for defamation.
Former New York City Mayor and lawyer for former President Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani has been sued by Georgia election workers for defamation.  © ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

The ex-New York City mayor and lawyer for former President Donald Trump conceded in a late night court filing on Tuesday that he does not contest the allegations against him made in a defamation lawsuit filed by Ruby Freeman and Shay Moss.

"(Giuliani) does not contest that … such actionable factual statements are false," his lawyers wrote in the signed filing.

Despite the admission, Giuliani (79) insisted that he should not be found liable because the statements "did not carry meaning that is defamatory, per se" and that they are "constitutionally protected statements or opinions."

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Giuliani is facing possible sanctions from Federal District Court Judge Beryl Howell for repeatedly failing to hand over information demanded by the election workers.

It remains to be seen if his latest legal strategy will satisfy the judge.

Rudy Giuliani is facing a slew of legal trouble related to his efforts to support Donald Trump and help overturn the 2020 election.
Rudy Giuliani is facing a slew of legal trouble related to his efforts to support Donald Trump and help overturn the 2020 election.  © Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Giuliani was one of Trump’s primary mouthpieces in the weeks after the 2020 election and repeatedly spread lies about supposed fraud that could have helped Biden win.

He claimed without evidence that Freeman and Moss were caught on video surveillance passing USB drives to help Biden cheat. The pair testified under oath that it was actually a ginger mint. Last month, Freeman and Moss were cleared of any wrongdoing by Georgia investigators.

Giuliani faces a slew of legal worries related to his efforts to help Trump overturn the election.

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He has been questioned by the Atlanta grand jury that might indict Trump and others next month for election interference in the Peach State.

The former mayor has also cooperated with special counsel Jack Smith in the Jan. 6 probe of Trump.

He was also hit with an unrelated lurid sexual harassment lawsuit in which a business consultant claims he forced her to have sex with him and regularly performed oral sex on him while he spoke to Trump, which "made him feel like Bill Clinton."

Giuliani says the woman wasn’t an employee and they were dating.

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