Giuliani Admits to False Statements About Georgia Election Workers in Trump’s 2020 Election Dispute; Claims Free Speech Protection

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FILE- In this Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigns for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in Eau Claire, Wis. On Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced that Giuliani has taken his name out of the running for a cabinet position in the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Rudy Giuliani has conceded in a court filing that he made false and defamatory statements about two Black Georgia election workers while serving as former President Donald Trump’s lawyer to dispute the results of the 2020 presidential election.

As The Washington Post reports, Giuliani’s lawyer underscored that the former New York City mayor does not admit to the allegations in the federal defamation lawsuit against him by Fulton County, Ga., ballot counters Ruby Freeman and her daughter, Shaye Moss.

Instead, his concession is a legal maneuver to speed up the litigation. Giuliani argues in the new court filing that his false claims are constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment that did not damage the mother and daughter.


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