Pictured: Rudy Giuliani is released from detention in Georgia
He turned himself in at Atlanta Jail, which is… Processing of all 19 accused in the case. Trump is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.
Trump quickly backed Giuliani on social media after the Fulton County Sheriff’s office posted his photo.
“The greatest mayor in New York City history was just arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, because he fought for election integrity,” he said on Truth Social. The elections have been rigged and stolen. [sic] How sad for our country. maga!”
Giuliani was the former president’s attorney and was at the forefront of the campaign alleging that Joe Biden won the election thanks to massive fraud – a claim that has been flatly and repeatedly dismissed by a slew of US courts.
In all, Giuliani, the 79-year-old former New York City mayor, faces 13 counts stemming from the two-year investigation led by Fulton County District Attorney Fanny Willis.
He has been accused of violating multiple state laws as part of a “criminal enterprise” that pressured state officials to reverse Trump’s defeat.
According to the indictment, he misled state officials with allegations of election fraud and participated in a scheme to send fake voters to Washington on January 6, when the Electoral College votes were officially counted.
He and other defendants were charged under Georgia’s RICO laws, which are commonly used against gangsters.
As a New York attorney general, Giuliani used these laws to take on the Mafia.
Giuliani called the indictment “an affront to American democracy.”
Justifying his actions, he added, “I feel very good about it because I feel like I’m standing up for the rights of all Americans, as I have done so many times as an attorney for the United States.”
Giuliani is also facing a defamation lawsuit brought by two Fulton County poll workers, Robbie Freeman and Shay Moss, who accuse them of malpractice when counting votes. He has since withdrawn those accusations.