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Giuliani turns himself in: Giuliani’s RICO charges and political upheaval

Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is all set to turn himself in at an Atlanta jail today. The reason? He’s facing charges tied to his alleged involvement in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia. He’s not alone in this boat; the indictment ropes in not just him but also former President Donald Trump and a whopping 17 others. They’re accused of cooking up a scheme to mess with the election’s outcome after Trump lost to Joe Biden in November 2020.

Giuliani is being accused of what happened after the general election, when he was working as a lawyer for Trump. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, the one steering the ship in this legal storm, says that this was all part of a larger effort to mess with the voters’ choice – a move that’s making waves across the political spectrum.

So, what’s Giuliani got to say about all this? Well, he’s actually sounding very confident. In his own words, “I’m feeling very, very good about it because I feel like I am defending the rights of all Americans, as I did so many times as a United States attorney.” He’s not holding back on the drama either, claiming he’s been fighting for justice from the get-go, right when he started representing Trump.

Trump is also turning himself in at the Fulton County Jail tomorrow, despite a busy schedule campaigning for the Republican presidential primaries. His bond? A cool $200,000. Trump’s not keeping mum about this either. He and his peers are shouting from the rooftops that this whole investigation is just political chess. They’ve been quick to give District Attorney Fani Willis, a Democrat, a piece of their mind.

Giuliani’s not just shaking his head at the indictment – he’s raising eyebrows and questions too. He’s wondering aloud about what this means for lawyers who’ve worked for Trump. He’s hinting that the justice system is starting to look like it’s playing favorites, and he’s pointing out that some of the people caught up in this legal storm aren’t exactly household names. In his own words, “Donald Trump told you this: They weren’t just coming for him or me. Now they’ve indicted people in this case I don’t even know who they are. These are just regular people making a normal living.”

District Attorney Fani Willis isn’t playing around. She’s giving those indicted a deadline – Friday noon – to turn themselves in. Negotiations behind closed doors are buzzing as lawyers on both sides haggle over the ins and outs of bail.

But it’s not just Giuliani and Trump making headlines. The indictment has cast a wide net, snagging Sidney Powell, a lawyer who’s got close ties to Trump. She is facing accusations tied to a voting equipment breach in Georgia’s Coffee County. And that’s not even the full list – you’ve got David Shafer, the former Georgia Republican Party honcho, and Cathy Latham, both waving the white flag after being accused in the Coffee County breach.


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