Rudy Giuliani to Newsmax: Ridiculous Application of RICO Statute

Former New York City Mayor and renowned federal prosecutor, Rudy Giuliani, has commented on the indictment in which he, former President Donald Trump, and 17 others are named as co-defendants. They are accused of attempting to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. Speaking to Newsmax on Tuesday, Giuliani described the racketeering charge against them as unfounded.

Giuliani is notably well-versed in the intricacies of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. During his tenure in the Reagan Justice Department in the 1980s, and as the chief federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Giuliani was instrumental in applying the RICO Act. He notably utilized it to prosecute key figures in organized crime as well as financial moguls like Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken.

However, Giuliani, Trump, and their associates have now been charged with violations of Georgia’s version of the RICO Act, a move by Democrat Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Giuliani, speaking on “Eric Bolling The Balance,” remarked, “The way the racketeering law is being applied in this instance is laughable. Few might have the depth of understanding I have of this law. I was a pioneer in applying it to white-collar offenses. This law isn’t intended for election disagreements. This is a sheer misuse.”

Furthermore, Giuliani expressed strong criticism of Willis, highlighting that details of the indictment were made public on the court’s website before the grand jury made an official determination.

Giuliani opined, “Her actions with regard to the indictment’s release are utterly indefensible. If she were on my team, she’d be out of a job. A prosecutor’s duty is to respect the grand jury process. Although grand juries usually heed the prosecutor’s advice, they must act independently and impartially. I’ve always held the belief that justice, not political motives, should guide our actions.”

With regard to his involvement in the upcoming proceedings, Giuliani firmly stated his intent to cooperate. “Absolutely, I’ll be cooperating,” he declared. “I aim to highlight their breaches and how they’re undermining our Constitution. I plan to expose their disregard for the very profession I hold dear.”