More than 1,000 lawyers call for Giuliani’s ‘strike force’ to be disbarred for election fraud conspiracies

Legal experts ask bar associations to condemn and investigate the abuse of law by Trump’s legal team

Stuti Mishra
Tuesday 08 December 2020 14:52 GMT
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Nearly 1,500 lawyers on Monday urged the bar associations across the US to initiate an investigation and take action against Donald Trump’s legal team, including his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who are leading lawsuits claiming election fraud.

They argued that the attempts of Mr Trump’s legal team are “indefensible” and they must be penalised.

“It is indefensible for lawyers to falsely proclaim widespread voting fraud, submit a pattern of frivolous court claims and actively seek to undermine citizens’ faith in our election’s integrity,. We condemn this conduct without reservation." said the letter.

The letter said it is obvious that Mr Giuliani’s aim is “to fuel Mr Trump’s campaign to delegitimise the outcome of the election.”

It comes after a series of legal challenges by Trump campaign alleging fraud in the 2020 presidential elections failed to prove anything. The president’s team has filed over 50 cases with allegations of voter fraud, rigging, and unfair treatment of Republicans, including five lawsuits in five different states on Friday.

The letter urged the bar associations to condemn and investigate the abuse of law [by Mr Trump’s lawyers]. 

It has been signed by lawyers, several former judges, former federal prosecutors, and law professors including. 

While his legal team is continuing with legal challenges, Mr Trump is reportedly planning to officially announce his intention to run for 2024 presidential elections.

Several of the Trump campaign’s lawsuits were rejected by the federal judges, including some appointed by Mr Trump himself, in absence of concrete evidence. Now, only a handful of lawsuits are pending. 

Top officials in the swing states, including Republicans, have also discarded the president’s claims of “widespread voter fraud”. But his legal team led by Mr Giuliani continue with their legal attempts to turn the election results in favour of Donald Trump.

Concerns have been repeatedly raised over the misinformation peddled by Trump’s team with the social media platforms like Twitter continuing to mark the tweets of the president as “disputed.”

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