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Retired Judge: Giuliani Has Violated NY Bar Rules

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By    |   Thursday, 31 January 2019 09:17 PM

The New York Bar should consider sanctioning former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani due to his conduct as President Donald Trump's lawyer, a retired judge wrote in a recent opinion piece.

Retired Circuit Court of Appeals Judge H. Lee Sarokin wrote a piece published by Yahoo Finance in which he argued Giuliani has violated standards of conduct.

"I respectfully suggest that the time has come for the New York Bar to consider disciplinary proceedings against Rudy Giuliani," the 90-year-old Sarokin wrote. "He has constantly and intentionally misrepresented both the facts and the law regarding the Mueller investigation. He has disparaged and falsely accused the FBI of misconduct and maligned its dedicated agents and lawyers.

"No matter one's views of the investigation, those toiling in it deserve better. All of this conduct by Mr. Giuliani would be despicable enough if it came from any lawyer, but it is more reprehensible because it emanates from a former U.S. Attorney and current counsel to the President of the United States."

Giuliani has drawn criticism for some of the comments he has made while defending Trump as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation drags on.

Sarokin included portions of the New York Lawyer's Code of Professional Responsibility to make his point the former mayor has crossed the line. He also listed examples of where he thinks Giuliani has been in the wrong.

"Encouragement of zealous representation of a client never contemplated such disgraceful conduct," Sarokin wrote. "The damage done may be beyond repair. Mr. Giuliani has rendered our noble profession ignoble and condemnation by the bar is justified; indeed, it is mandated."

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's conduct as President Donald Trump's lawyer should earn him sanctions from the New York Bar, retired Circuit Court of Appeals Judge H. Lee Sarokin wrote in a recent opinion piece.
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