Former New York City mayor and Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has reportedly now been arrested and put into a Georgia jail on charges relating to efforts to invalidate the state’s 2020 election results.
On Wednesday afternoon, Giuliani took a flight from his home in New York City to Atlanta, Georgia, where he turned himself in to law enforcement at a Fulton County jail.
He, Trump, and 17 additional individuals were charged with conspiring to rig the 2020 presidential election by putting pressure on local authorities, making false statements, and attempting to defraud the state, including by tampering with voting machines. They were indicted last week.
Only Banana Republics seek to criminalize fighting for free and fair elections.
What a dark day in our nation's history. pic.twitter.com/Xu3qMaX4DR
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) August 23, 2023
However, Giuliani made a strong statement before turning himself in on Wednesday morning.
Once at Fulton County, officers took Giuliani’s fingerprints and mug photographs in order to create an arrest record for him. Giuliani was arrested and then freed on a $150,000 bond.
The deadline for all suspects in the Georgia indictment to turn themselves in to police is this Friday at noon local time.