Rudy Giuliani Suspended From Lawyer In Washington, DC

The DC appeals court said Giuliani would be suspended from practicing law in the city “pending the outcome” of his New York situation, according to disciplinary court records.

Giuliani does not practice law regularly in court — and he did for several years before representing then-President Donald Trump in 2020 in a failed legal bid to throw out the popular vote in Pennsylvania and other states. But the suspension of the law license still deals a major blow to the former Manhattan lawyer and political figure, once considered an accomplished and formidable force in legal circles.

CNN has reached out to Giuliani for comment.

When the New York Court of Appeals temporarily suspended his license in that state, it said in its ruling that it concluded that “there is undisputed evidence” that Giuliani has “demonstrably communicated false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the general public in the United States.” his capacity as an attorney for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed re-election bid in 2020.”

Giuliani’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and justifies a provisional suspension of the legal practice,” the court wrote.

But the former New York mayor argued after that statement that his comments posed no threat to the public, telling Newsmax at the time: “I made all those statements — none led to a protest, a riot, an incident, anything. ‘

“Obviously those statements don’t have the impact to create danger,” he said.

The New York Court of Appeals wrote that Giuliani’s “false statements were made to improperly bolster the respondent’s story that as a result of widespread voter fraud, the victory in the 2020 U.S. presidential election was stolen from his client.”

The court said it relied on the former mayor’s statements at press conferences, state hearings and on TV appearances, radio broadcasts and podcasts, as well as in a court appearance.

Although Giuliani told the court he would “exercise personal discipline” and refrain from making further statements about the election in his capacity as a lawyer, the court ruled that he had continued to make false statements since the filing of the election. request suspension of his driver’s license.

This story was updated on Wednesday with additional details.

CNN’s Michael Warren and Devan Cole contributed to this report.

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