America’s Mayor’ Rudy Giuliani faced the humiliation of having his mugshot taken after getting booked at an Atlanta jail Wednesday.
It was just the latest setback for the former New York Mayor, who was once heralded as a hero of Sept. 11th. Giuliani now founds himself facing a criminal trial, along with a divorce, mounting legal fees, and a case accusing him of sexual abuse and harassment.
His mugshot came a day before the many he once represented, former President Donald Trump, says he plans to turn himself for processing.
Trump himself bemoaned the arrest of his former lawyer online, saying the man accused of false statements, conspiracy, and soliciting officials to violate their oaths was fighting for ‘election integrity.’
‘The greatest Mayor in the history of New York City was just ARRESTED in Atlanta, Georgia, because he fought for Election Integrity. THE ELECTION WAS RIGGED & STOLLEN. HOW SAD FOR OUR COUNTRY. MAGA!’ Trump wrote.
In the images released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s office, Giuliani can be seen looking straight ahead, showing a slight frown with industrial lighting shining on his forehead and a sheriff’s badge on his right.
It was a stunning and symbolic turnaround for the former mob boss prosecutor, who now must fend off election fraud charges.
Giuliani famously used the RICO Act to take down the Mafia in the 1980s during his time as a Manhattan prosecutor. Now, he’s being charged with violating the anti-racketeering RICO Act in an effort to upend the 2020 election results.
He struck a defiant tone during a hectic scrum of Trump supporters, protestors and press following his release Wednesday on $150,000 bail.
Asked by reporters after he exited the prison whether he regrets attaching his name to former President Trump, Giuliani chuckled and responded: ‘I am very honored to be involved in this case, because this case is a fight for our way of life.’
‘This indictment is a travesty,’ he continued, calling it ‘an attack on the American people.’
He called himself the ‘most prolific prosecutor in American history’ and the most effective mayor ‘ever.’
‘If they can do this to me, they can do this to you,’ he said defiantly during the scrum in which he was physically jostled around.
A protestor held up a sign calling Giuliani a ‘clown’ as he scurried to his vehicle.
Giuliani, who is facing 13 total charges, joined a flurry of eight other Trump allies who turned themselves into the Georgia prison so far this week before the Friday noon deadline.
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