(DailyVantage.com) – Embattled former Donald Trump attorney Robert Giuliani is doubling down on his statements regarding his belief that Georgia poll workers were complicit in alleged efforts to cheat former President Trump out of the 2020 presidential election.
Coming out of the first day of his civil trial over charges that he defamed two election workers in Georgia, the former New York City mayor seemingly had no filter for his statements as he reiterated that poll workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss were “engaging in changing votes.”
“Of course I don’t regret it,” Giuliani told the press outside of his statements against Freeman and Moss.
U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell, the presiding judge for Giuliani’s civil trial, has already deemed Giuliani liable for defamation; the only question that remains is how much in damages he needs to pay. But the new statements, Howell said, could be grounds for a new and separate defamation suit.
Giuliani’s most recent comments against Freeman and Moss also contradicted statements made in court by Giuliani’s attorney, Joe Sibley. In his opening statement before jurors, Sibley was quick to say that his client had indeed wronged the poll workers, whom he called “good people.” Sibley also told jurors that the two did not deserve the threats and harassment they received as a result of Giuliani’s comments. When asked by Judge Howell how Sibley could reconcile his statements with those made by his client, Sibley admitted that he could not do so.
“I’m not sure how it’s reconcilable,” Sibley told Howell.
Giuliani’s counsel pointed instead to his client’s age as a possible reason for his behavior.
“He’s almost 80 years old,” Sibley told the court. “There are health concerns for Mr. Giuliani,” Sibley adds, that pile on top of the effect of the whole ordeal of the trial, which the lawyer said has “taken a toll” on the former Trump attorney.
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