The former NYC mayor has been suspended from practicing law in New York.
The DC Council on Professional Responsibility has recommended that Trump’s former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, be disbarred in the District of Columbia for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
In a report released Friday, the D.C. Bar committee said that Giuliani, as personal attorney to then-President Donald Trump, engaged in misconduct by “frivolous and sabotage” to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory through his failed legal challenges to the Pennsylvania election results.
According to reports, the former New York City mayor violated two rules of legal ethics when suing to prevent the certification of votes in the state following Trump’s defeat.
The commission said that one of the rules was violated when he filed the lawsuit in Pennsylvania “when he had no factual basis and no legitimate legal basis to do so.”
The report said Giuliani violated another rule, the Pennsylvania Code of Professional Conduct.
The committee wrote: “He claimed to have cheated on a large scale but there was no evidence of it.
If disenfranchised, Giuliani, 79, will be barred from practicing law in the District of Columbia.
A representative for Giuliani did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News, but Giuliani’s adviser, Ted Goodman, told Mediaite, in a statement issued on behalf of Giuliani, that “the Court of Appeals Panel The DC Court on Professional Responsibility Special Hearings Committee is persecuting Mayor Rudy Giuliani on behalf of the perpetually corrupt Washington regime.”
Giuliani has been banned from practicing law in New York, after a New York court last year suspended his license to practice law in the state for making false statements about the 2020 election.
The DC Board of Directors stated that Giuliani’s misconduct was “sad for all of his past accomplishments.”
“He sought to sabotage the presidential election and insistently refused to admit the mistake he had made,” the committee said.
In December, the committee heard testimony for days about Giuliani’s post-election challenges and false election claims as part of an ethics lawsuit brought by the Attorney’s disciplinary committee.
The DC Court of Appeals will make the final decision on whether to revoke Giuliani’s ban.