- Trump made a statement Thursday in support of his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
- Trump called Giuliani the “Eliot Ness” of his generation and “one of the greatest crime fighters” in the United States.
- Giuliani’s license to practice law in New York was suspended after a court ruled he made false statements about the election.
Former President Donald Trump spoke out on Rudy Giuliani’s defense after New York City’s license to practice law was suspended Thursday.
“Can you believe New York wants to take away his law degree from Rudy Giuliani, a great American patriot, because he fought what has already turned out to be a fraudulent election? Trump wrote in a declaration Thursday, doubling down on false allegations that there had been voter fraud.
The former president called on his supporters to “take back America” and called on the “radical left” in his statement.
“All of New York is out of control, crime is at an all time high – it’s nothing but a witch hunt, and they should be ashamed of themselves. TAKE BACK AMERICA,” said Trump wrote in the press release.
Trump also praised Giuliani, calling him the “Eliot Ness” of his generation and one of the “greatest crime fighters” the United States has ever known.
A bench of five judges ruled that they had found “undisputed evidence” that Giuliani had made “manifestly false and misleading” statements about last year’s elections.
“These false statements were made to unduly reinforce the respondent’s account that due to widespread electoral fraud, the victory in the 2020 US presidential election was stolen from his client,” said the judgment.
Some of the false claims made by Giuliani, the court said, included his allegations that 8,021 to 30,000 people voted in Philadelphia.
The court also cited Giuliani’s repeated false statements about the Dominion Voting Systems and unsubstantiated claims that criminals, underage voters and the deceased voted in Georgia.
“We find that the respondent’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants an interim suspension of the practice of law, pending further proceedings before the prosecutor’s grievance board,” the ruling added.
Giuliani said Reuters that he was going to “fight back” against the suspension.
“I am going to court and I prove what I am telling you in court. There are courts of appeal. It is not yet a dictatorship,” Giuliani told Reuters.