Donald Trump’s longtime ally Rudy Giuliani has denied allegations he may have assaulted his close friend.
This follows the former president’s announcement that he is preparing to face an indictment related to the Jan. 6 riots and the unveiling of three federal laws, including conspiracy and obstruction, that could form the basis of new charges against him.
“Any speculation that Mayor Rudy Giuliani has turned against President Donald Trump is false, as are previous lies that the US mayor was somehow a Russian agent,” Giuliani’s adviser, Ted Goodman, tweeted.
Mr. Giuliani was previously the Mayor of New York, personal attorney for Mr. Trump and former Assistant Attorney General of the United States.
“To attack President Trump – which so many in the anti-Trump media fantasize about – Mayor Giuliani would have had to commit perjury because all the information he has on the case points to President Trump’s innocence,” he said in his tweet.
Mr Giuliani reportedly took part in a voluntary interview with prosecutors as part of a so-called “Queen for a Day” deal, under which the ex-mayor can avoid charges for anything he tells prosecutors during the interview.
The former Trump attorney had his law license revoked in New York and Washington for allegedly making multiple false statements while attempting to help Mr Trump overthrow the 2020 election.
In a critical turn for Mr. Trump, prosecutors could ask a grand jury to return an indictment against him as early as this week in connection with the January 6 attack on the US Capitol and his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The Independent have learned.
That’s according to a source familiar with the Special Counsel’s investigation and the operations of the Department of Justice The Independent that an indictment could not be filed until late Thursday or Friday at the earliest, after the deadline set by prosecutors for Mr. Trump to exercise their invitation to testify before the grand jury investigating the crimes related to the Capitol attack examined.
According to reports, the charges could be based on three federal statutes: conspiracy to commit a crime or fraud in the United States, disenfranchisement under the guise of law, and tampering with a witness, victim, or whistleblower.
The Independent has also learned that Mr Smith’s team is ready to press charges against several of the lawyers who have worked for Mr Trump, including those who assisted the ex-president in ignoring the will of voters and despite his defeat to stay in the White House the 2020 election.
One of these characters is Mr. Giuliani.