Rudy Giuliani testifies before the Atlanta grand jury that is investigating Trump 2020 election interference in Georgia

Rudy Giuliani arrived in Georgia on Wednesday to testify before a grand jury investigating former President Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

The former New York City mayor and once a Trump lawyer had little to say to the reporters who swarmed him and attorney Robert Costello outside the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta.

“Grand juries, as I remember, are secret,” said Giuliani. “They ask questions, and we’ll see.”

Giuliani may invoke the Fifth Amendment or refrain from answering most questions after being informed he is the target of investigation,

He has also claimed that talks with Trump may be covered by executive privilege or attorney-client privilege, which prosecutors dispute.

Giuliani’s appearance is a milestone in Georgia’s investigation into Trump’s failed plan to reverse President Biden’s narrow 2020 election victory in the Peach State.

The Atlanta case is not related to the recent search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home by federal agents who are searching for top secret documents that the former president improperly took with him when he left the White House.

But the overlapping investigations reflect the myriad ongoing investigations into alleged wrongdoing by Trump, even as he prepares to start the race for a return to the White House in 2024.

Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis launched an investigation into Trump’s calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Rafensper in which Trump demanded that officials “find” enough votes to flip the election results in his favor.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing, describing the call as a “correct” response to false claims of widespread fraud and vote-rigging in Georgia and other states.

Last month, Willis petitioned to force testimony from seven Trump aides and advisers, including Trump.

Giuliani appeared on a Georgia state legislative panel in late 2020 in which he presented bogus claims of fraud, including a video showing election workers producing “suitcases” of illegal ballots from unknown sources.

The fraud claims were quickly dismissed by Georgia election officials, but Giuliani continued to lie about Trump’s electoral losses, a campaign that Willis says in court papers, “in Georgia and elsewhere in November.” There was an attempt to influence the results of the 2020 election.”

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