Rudy Giuliani has surrendered in Atlanta, facing 13 felony counts in a racketeering case related to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.
Driving the news: Giuliani, a vocal supporter of former President Trump’s baseless election fraud claims, faces charges as part of county prosecutors’ investigation into election interference.
* Giuliani, a former New York City mayor and federal prosecutor, utilized the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization law in past prosecutions and is now facing a RICO case himself.
What they’re saying: “I’m feeling very, very good about it because I feel I’m defending the rights of all Americans, as I did so many times as a United States attorney,” Giuliani told reporters, including CBS News, on his way to Atlanta on Wednesday.
Continued legal action: Giuliani data specifically referenced Fulton County election workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss in his unfounded claims of election fraud.
* Giuliani has since admitted in court that he made false statements about Freeman and Moss, both of whom filed a defamation lawsuit against him for these accusations.
Correction: Former President Trump is not set to be booked in Atlanta on Thursday as the original article initially stated.
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