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Rudy Giuliani to Newsmax: Ga. DA Willis Belongs in Jail, Not Me

By    |   Wednesday, 10 January 2024 07:55 PM EST

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Newsmax on Wednesday he is not surprised about the controversy surrounding Democrat Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who has been accused of improperly hiring an alleged romantic partner to prosecute him and former President Donald Trump.

Giuliani, Trump, and 13 other defendants are being prosecuted by Willis on charges related to allegedly trying to subvert Georgia's 2020 election results. Giuliani and Trump pleaded not guilty in the case and have denied any wrongdoing.

"I would find it fully expected for Atlanta and Fulton County, which is one of the most corrupt places in America, which is the reason why it was quite reasonable for Donald Trump to believe they stole the election," Giuliani told "Carl Higbie FRONTLINE." "It would be unusual if they didn't try to steal. They are systemically corrupt in that city, and this kind of proves it."

A motion filed Monday on behalf of Mike Roman, a former Trump campaign official and a co-defendant in the case, claimed the prosecution "is invalid and unconstitutional because the Fulton County district attorney never had legal authority to appoint the special prosecutor, who assisted in obtaining both grand jury indictments."

It also claimed special prosecutor Nathan Wade, a private attorney, paid for lavish vacations he took with Willis using the Fulton County funds his law firm received. County records showed that Wade, who has played a prominent role in the case, has been paid nearly $654,000 in legal fees since January 2022, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday, and Willis is responsible for authorizing his compensation. But the motion claimed Wade has been paid an estimated $1 million in legal fees since becoming special prosecutor.

Willis also reportedly has been subpoenaed to testify as a witness in Wade's divorce proceedings. The motion for Roman claims Willis and Wade began their relationship while Wade was married.

"This is a criminal case for her," Giuliani said. "She's the one that belongs in jail, not me. I didn't commit a crime. Not Trump. She belongs to jail. She took $600,000 of the taxpayers' money for a totally unnecessary first grand jury investigation."

Giuliani said he doesn't know whether Willis will be criminally charged, but he believes the case against Trump, the other defendants, and himself will be dropped.

"The case was a lousy case to begin with," he said. "It was ridiculous. I'm being prosecuted for being a lawyer. There's nothing I did that I haven't done in many, many other cases. They would have to prosecute half the good lawyers in America, any of us who are aggressive. As long as you're like an accident lawyer like this Wade guy was, you're OK. But if you're really good lawyer and take on tough cases, they should all be indicted if I'm indicted."

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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Newsmax on Wednesday he is not surprised about the controversy surrounding Democrat Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who has been accused of improperly hiring an alleged romantic partner to prosecute him.
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