Giuliani Suspended from New York Bar for Promoting Election Lies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rudy Giuliani is suspended from practicing law in the state of New York due to his false and misleading legal statements made during the 2020 general election, a disciplinary committee decided Thursday. The lawyer represented former president Donald Trump and was a key player in spreading unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and promoting the idea that the election was “stolen” from the former president. 

The committee found that “there is uncontroverted evidence that [Giuliani] communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020” and concluded that his conduct “immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law.” The committee rejected all of Giuliani’s defenses, finding that his commitment to spreading falsehoods — often said in his capacity as an attorney — is particularly damaging to the public’s trust in government and “tarnishes the reputation of the entire legal profession and its mandate to act as a trusted and essential part of the machinery of justice.”

Read the opinion here.