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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also served as counsel to President Donald Trump, has broken his silence on the suspension of his law license in New York State.
He spoke to Newsmax host Greg Kelly on Thursday night about what happened and got emotional about the suspension of his license.
“This is a Democrat decision by five judges who should be themselves investigated, because they’re destroying fairness,” he said.
“I’m not very happy about this. I love practicing law; it’s my passion. I’ve done it for 50 years. I’ve done it for 50 years without, I think, a single complaint ever. I’ve been involved in some of the most bitter litigation imaginable — never had charges like this — and I’ve had my life threatened any number of times for the cases that I brought that I think really helped my country,” he said.
“This is a Democrat decision by five judges who should be themselves investigated, because they’re destroying fairness,” Giuliani told Thursday’s “Greg Kelly Reports.”
“I’m not very happy about this. I love practicing law; it’s my passion. I’ve done it for 50 years. I’ve done it for 50 years without, I think, a single complaint ever. I’ve been involved in some of the most bitter litigation imaginable — never had charges like this — and I’ve had my life threatened any number of times for the cases that I brought that I think really helped my country.”
“And I don’t appreciate these … I mean, it’s,” the former mayor said. “I don’t know exactly what I can’t say and what I can say.
“All I can tell you is America is not America any longer. We do not live in a free state. We live in a state that’s controlled by the Democratic Party, by [New York Gov. Andrew] Cuomo, [New York City Mayor Bill] de Blasio, and the Democrats,” Giuliani said.
“There’s no doubt if I was representing Hillary Clinton, I’d be their hero,” he said. “I represented my client so effectively that they’re trying to get me to shut up, because they know what’s going to happen. They know what’s going to happen in Arizona, and they know what’s going to happen in Georgia.
“They want this mouth shut,” he said.
Giuliani also noted that two attorneys who allegedly fire bombed a New York Police cruiser during the George Floyd protests are still allowed to practice law.
“Did anybody torch anything as a result of anything I said? No,” he said. “And, the statements they’re talking about, supposedly create a danger. Where’s the danger? Jan. 6 is over by the time we’re talking about they’re saying those statements cause danger. Where? Who did what? Who blew up a car?”
And he continued to defend Trump from what he believes is an unfair investigation.
“What crime are they investigating?” he said. “They’re looking for a crime. We investigate allegations of crimes. We don’t go search a man’s life to invent or find crimes. That’s what they’re doing to [Trump], and that’s what the Southern District is doing to me.
“It’s an investigation in search of a crime, completely un-American,” he said.
The decision to suspend Giuliani’s law license came earlier in the day on Thursday.
“We conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020,” the decision read, according to the New York Times.
The court added that Giuliani’s “false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client.”
“We conclude that respondent’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law, pending further proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee,” the court said.
The suspension, which takes effect immediately, is only temporary pending the outcome of a full formal disciplinary hearing.