Former New York City mayor and Donald Trump’s lawyer turned himself in at a jail in Atlanta on Wednesday. Giuliani’s actions come after he was indicted last week along with Trump and 17 others. Charges were related to efforts to overturn then-President Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Giuliani was released after booking, and bond was set at $150,000; second only to Trump’s $200,000.
The Associated Press reports “Giuliani, 79, is accused of spearheading Trump’s efforts to compel state lawmakers in Georgia and other closely contested states to ignore the will of voters and illegally appoint electoral college electors favorable to Trump.” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis says the defendants participated in a wide-ranging conspiracy to subvert the will of the voters after the Republican president lost to Democrat Joe Biden in November 2020.
Outside the Fulton County Jail Wednesday afternoon, Giuliani laughed after being asked if he regretted allying himself with Trump by a reporter: “I am very, very honored to be involved in this case because this case is a fight for our way of life…This indictment is a travesty. It’s an attack on — not just me, not just President Trump, not just the people in this indictment, some of whom I don’t even know – this is an attack on the American people.”
Former President Donald Trump also made a public statement after Giuliani turned himself in, writing on his social media site Truth Social, “The greatest Mayor in the history of New York City was just ARRESTED in Atlanta, Georgia, because he fought for Election Integrity.”
Other defendants who surrendered Wednesday along with Giuliani include “Jenna Ellis, an attorney who prosecutors say was involved in efforts to convince state lawmakers to unlawfully appoint presidential electors, and lawyer Sidney Powell, accused of making false statements about the election in Georgia and helping to organize a breach of voting equipment in rural Coffee County” added the Associated Press.