News of the charges against Donald Trump broke on Tuesday afternoon — and on Tuesday night, Rudy Giuliani didn’t take it well.
Trump’s former personal attorney freaked out during an interview with Newsmax, repeatedly criticizing special counsel Jack Smith, who is leading two separate criminal investigations into the former president.
Giuliani later said that Trump’s First Amendment right to free speech had been violated by the indictment, then wildly suggested that Smith should do so accused of impeaching the former president.
“This will be your legacy and will violate an American citizen’s right to free speech,” Giuliani said said Newsmax while holding up a copy of the 45-page indictment. “You can’t violate people’s First Amendment rights, Smith, no matter who the hell you are.”
It seems to be Giuliani one of the six alleged co-conspirators Those named in the indictment are accused of assisting Trump in his plan to overturn the 2020 election results.
In the accusationCo-conspirator 1 is described as “an attorney who was willing to knowingly disseminate false allegations and pursue strategies not pursued by the defendant’s attorneys in the 2020 re-election campaign.”
The description and additional information in the document point to Giuliani, but he was not identified by name. Aside from Tuesday night’s attacks on Smith, Giuliani also appeared to deny any involvement in Trump’s plan.
“I cooperated against him? Hell did I do it,” Giuliani called. “I have no information that he broke any law.”
Giuliani led a team of private attorneys that filed dozens of failed lawsuits after the November 2020 election, contesting the results and claiming to have evidence of widespread voter fraud that swayed the election in favor of Joe Biden.