Former Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s false claims of election fraud — which were presented before state lawmakers — resulted in voting rights restrictions that recently became law in Georgia. But his stunt could result in criminal charges, Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday.
“I went back over the weekend to really look at where this really started to gain momentum in the legislature, and it was when Rudy Giuliani showed up in a couple of committee rooms and spent hours spreading misinformation and sowing doubt across, you know, hours of testimony,” Duncan said.
He added that Giulian is likely to face additional scrutiny from the Atlanta-area district attorney for lying to lawmakers.
While the focus of Willis’ investigation is Trump’s efforts to meddle in the state’s election, she is also examining Trump allies who may have assisted him in those efforts. One area Willis is exploring: whether Giuliani may have violated the law by making false statements in front of the state legislature, according to a person familiar with the investigation.
Willis is also expected to request additional information from Duncan, who received a document preservation request from her office earlier this year.