Donald Trump’s longtime ally, Rudy Giuliani, has denied allegations that he may have turned on his close friend.
This comes on the heels of the former president’s announcement that he is preparing himself for indictment related to the January 6 riots and disclosures through federal statutes, including conspiracy and obstruction, that could form the basis of charges fresh against him.
“Any speculation that mayor Rudy Giuliani has ‘turned’ against President Donald Trump is as false as the previous lies that the American mayor was somehow a Russian agent,” tweeted an adviser to Mr. Giuliani, Ted Goodman.
Before that Mr. Giuliani was the mayor of the city of New York, a personal lawyer for Mr. Trump, and also a former Associate Attorney General of the United States.
“In order to ‘flip’ president Trump – as so many in the anti-Trump media are mocking – mayor Giuliani would have to swear an oath because all the information he has about him shows this case the innocence of President Trump,” he added. he said in his tweet.
Mr. Giuliani reportedly participated in a voluntary interview with prosecutors as part of what is known as “queen for a day,” under which the former mayor can avoid indictment for anything he tells prosecutors about during the interview. .
Trump’s former lawyer has had his law license suspended in New York and Washington as a result of his alleged making of numerous false representations in an attempt to help Mr Trump overturn the 2020 election.
In a critical victory for Mr Trump, prosecutors could ask a grand jury to return an indictment against him in connection with the January 6 attack on the US Capitol and his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election as early as this week. , The Independent is learned.
A source with knowledge of the special counsel’s investigation and the Department of Justice’s operating procedures said The Independent that the earliest possible date for an indictment would be late Thursday or Friday, after the deadline set by prosecutors for Mr. Trump to take advantage of his invitation to testify before a grand jury investigating crimes relating to the Capitol attack.
Reports have said the charges could stem from three federal statutes: Conspiracy to commit an offense or defraud the United States, deprivation of rights under color of law and tampering with a witness, victim or informant.
The Independent also learned that Mr. Smith’s team is ready to bring charges against some of the attorneys who worked for Mr. Trump, including those who helped the former president in his impeachment push at the will of the voters and stay in the White House despite his loss. 2020 election.
Mr. Giuliani is one of those figures.