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Rudy Giuliani has been officially banned from New York for his efforts to interfere in the Trump election

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Rudy Giuliani speaks to members of the media as Republican candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to hold a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire on January 21, 2024.



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The New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday disbarred former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani His share On Donald Trump’s election interference efforts in 2020.

The long-awaited firing of Trump’s top lawyer, effective immediately, is a major blow to the former public official at a time when he faces fallout for spreading lies about the 2020 election. Giuliani could lose his law license — which could be recognized nationwide — and face multiple lawsuits and criminal charges after landing $150 million in debt for defaming two election workers.

“The seriousness of (Giuliani’s) misconduct cannot be overstated,” the court wrote. “(Giuliani) blatantly abused his important position as personal attorney for former President Trump and his campaign, whereby (he) made repeated and willful false statements, some of which were false, to federal court, state lawmakers, the public, (the Attorney Grievance Committee) , and this court related to the 2020 presidential election, in which he baselessly attacked and undermined the integrity of this country’s electoral process.

Giuliani, “not only willfully violated some of the most basic principles of the legal profession, but he also actively contributed to the national conflicts that followed the 2020 presidential election, for which he is completely unrepentant.”

Giuliani was previously suspended from practicing law while a New York court considered attorney disciplinary proceedings against him. In its ruling, the court cited a former Trump lawyer’s efforts to sway election results in several 2020 battleground states.

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At X, Giuliani said he was “not surprised” by the verdict and blasted what he called a corrupt system. A spokesman for Giuliani condemned the impeachment, which took several steps before the court’s final ruling on Tuesday.

“Members of the legal community who respect the rule of law in this country must immediately come forward and speak out against this politically and ideologically distorted decision. We will appeal this objectively flawed decision in the hope that the appeals process will restore integrity to our justice system,” spokesman Ted Goodman said in a statement.

Giuliani played a key role in many of Trump’s plans to overturn the 2020 election results. He was involved in efforts to introduce fake voters to falsely certify Trump victories in several states, such as Arizona and Georgia, and as the court noted Tuesday, Giuliani “falsely and dishonestly asserted to the public that people were brought from Camden, New Jersey to illegally vote in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the 2020 presidential election.”

In Georgia, Giuliani is charged with RICO violations and several additional crimes, including soliciting Georgia state legislators, making false statements to the Georgia House and Senate, and impersonating voters in the state. He is one too Many co-conspirators Trump is also a defendant in that case.

He faces fee Associated with attempts at election disruption in Arizona An unindicted co-conspirator In Trump’s Federal Election Sabotage Case.

Giuliani has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.

This story has been updated with additional details.

CNN’s Owen Dahlkamp and Michael Shen contributed to this report.

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