This article is from NBC News by Allan Smith:
The New York State Bar Association announced Monday that it is launching an inquiry into whether to remove former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, from its ranks after the insurrection at the Capitol last week.
Saying blame for the violence “lies first and foremost with” Trump, the association added that the president “did not act alone,” pointing to Giuliani’s comments from the pro-Trump rally held blocks from the Capitol just before the riot. Giuliani made a slew of false claims about election fraud, as well as Vice President Mike Pence’s role in the Electoral College vote-counting process.
Claiming that evidence of election fraud was a mere 10 days away from finally becoming public, Giuliani said, “If we’re wrong, we will be made fools of.
“But if we’re right, a lot of them will go to jail,” he added. “So let’s have trial by combat. I’m willing to stake my reputation, the president is willing to stake his reputation, on the fact that we’re going to find criminality there.”
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