The former New York mayor, and Mr Trump’s former personal lawyer, sent out a spokesperson to deal with questions rather than face the media the day after the indictment was handed up by a Fulton County grand jury.
After the indictment was filed under seal on Monday night and before he knew for sure if his name would be in it, Mr Giuliani admitted on his live show on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that he felt “sorry for me” if he was charged.
His spokesperson, Ted Goodman, was asked by reporters on Tuesday why the normal media-friendly Mr Giuliani could not address his indictment himself.
“This is a busy man, as you guys know he has the top-rated show on the radio, the Rudy Giuliani Show on WABC nationally syndicated. He also has an 8pm show as well,” he said.
And he went on to defend Mr Giuliani’s record and career as a prosecutor and politician.
“Mayor Giuliani has been proven right time and time again and this time will be no different. Mayor Giuliani fought for justice on behalf of all Americans as the third highest-ranking official in the Department of Justice under President Ronald Reagan.
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Giuliani spokesperson Ted Goodman: “This is a busy man. As you guys know, he has a top-rated show on the radio ... He has as an 8 o'clock show as well.” pic.twitter.com/jSPKUgkoOB
“He continued his public service as the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York where he took downtime mafia, put behind bars some of the biggest criminals on Wall Street and cleaned up public corruption putting public officials behind bars, including a congressman.
“As mayor, he reduced crime, cleaned up the streets, and comforted the nation following September 11th. “
Mr Giuliani was working for Mr Trump following his defeat to Joe Biden, and prosecutors say was involved in a criminal enterprise to send Mr Trump back to the White House.
But Mr Goodman defended Mr Giuliani and his actions in Georgia.
“This is a man who isn’t afraid to fight, he knows what he’s done is all by the book and justice will prevail,” he said.
Mr Trump has been indicted with 13 felony charges against Mr Trump, including RICO, conspiracy to commit forgery, filing false documents, Solicitation of Violation of Oath by Public Officer and more.
In addition, 18 Trump associates have also been indicted, including former White House chief of staff mark Meadows and Mr Giuliani.
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