Judge: Giuliani the 'Target' of 2020 Election Investigation

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    The Facts

    • Two days before he is to testify before a Fulton County, Ga. grand jury, former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani was informed on Mon. that he is the "target" of a criminal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

    • The report came on the same day Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) was denied his request to avoid testifying before the same jury, which was an attempt to invoke congressional immunity.


    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    This is the first time a member of Trump's inner circle has been notified of being a "target" in a criminal investigation in illegal attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Legal woes continue to inundate the former president - including the FBI investigation into Trump's handling of classified records at Mar-a-Lago. The pressure on Giuliani is the latest indication that serious legal action is coming after Trump from all angles.

    Pro-Trump narrative

    Besides the fact that this grand jury only has the power to issue a report on the alleged "election scheme," this entire investigation is based on a lie. The former president never had the intent to ask the Georiga. Sec. of State to literally "find" votes. The Fulton County DA, nonetheless, has subpoenaed high-profile Republicans based on this faulty interpretation as a political bonanza. These legal attacks are hyper-politicized crusades from the left.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 54% chance that Trump will win the 2024 US Presidential Election if it is Biden v Trump, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


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