Giuliani Pleads Not Guilty In Election Interference Case

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stood up for his innocence on Friday as he pleaded not guilty in the Fulton County, Georgia case that alleges he played a role in trying to illegally change the outcome of the 2020 election.

Giuliani’s legal team submitted a court document declaring his “not guilty” plea to all charges currently against him, as reported by NBC News. The filing also indicated his decision to skip his formal arraignment scheduled for Sept. 6, choosing instead to address the proceedings through legal channels.

This development came as part of a larger case in which Giuliani was among 18 other individuals, including former President Donald Trump, charged by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. 

The charges against Giuliani include allegations ranging from violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law to claims of orchestrating falsified documents.

However, he and other defendants, including Trump, continue to maintain their innocence, labeling the prosecution a “political witch hunt.”

Speaking outside the Fulton County courthouse on Aug. 23, Giuliani expressed his deep feelings about the situation, calling the case “a fight for our way of life.”

“I am very, very honored to be involved in this case because this case is a fight for our way of life,” he stated.

He went on to criticize the indictment, calling it a “travesty” and an assault not just on him and President Trump but on every American citizen.

Giuliani’s “not guilty” plea comes after Trump entered the same plea on Thursday. Like Giuliani, he opted to forgo his initial court appearance, later going on to request a separate trial from his co-defendants, who sought a speedy trial.