Former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani conceded that he made false statements about two Georgia election workers he accused of rigging the 2020 election and counting extra votes.
His latest court filing Tuesday is an attempt to resolve their litigation against him.
It also says he refuses to accept his statements caused damage to the plaintiffs, Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss, who said they faced harassment and death threats after former President Donald Trump accused them of election fraud.
His attorneys tried to claim that his admission of lying should not be construed as admitting to lying … or something like that.
Ted Goodman, one of his attorneys, told The Daily Beast in a statement. “This is a legal issue, not a factual issue. Those out to smear the mayor are ignoring the fact that this stipulation is designed to get to the legal issues of the case.”
So, he is lying when he is saying he lied?
Admittedly, most Americans would concede they aren’t experts when it comes to legal proceedings. But most Americans do know the difference between what is the truth and what is a lie.
So, was Rudy lying when he lied about Freeman and Moss or is he lying when he says he lied about Freeman and Moss?
Let’s unpack it.
Giuliani made the claim that Freeman and Moss were bringing in suitcases full of illegal ballots to the polling places. Those turned out to be ballot boxes that are used every election. So, in that case, Giuliani lied.
Giuliani also made a claim that Freeman and Moss were passing a USB full of illegal votes. That turned out to be ginger snaps, a snack the poll workers regularly enjoy while counting. So, that also turned out to be a blatant lie.
Both of those allegations were found to be “false and unsubstantiated,” according to an investigative report released by the Georgia Elections Board.
On top of that, New York suspended his law license for pushing lies about the 2020 election.
So, to sum up — Rudy Giuliani lied and now has admitted to those lies that were already found to be lies.
Regardless of what legal matters that are in front of them, it is clear that Rudy lied, and now he admits it.
As far as whether or not Rudy’s lies did any damage, that was also addressed that after their ruling by the one who runs Georgia’s elections, Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger.
“False claims and knowingly false allegations made against these election workers have done tremendous harm,” Raffensperger said. “Election workers deserve our praise for being on the front lines.”
What kind of harm? Freeman has stated previously that she subsequently received so much harassment from conspiracy theorists that she was forced to pack up and leave the suburban Atlanta home where she lived for 20 years.
So, it looks like Rudy’s uphill battle could be getting steeper.