Former President Donald J. Rudolph W. Mr. Giuliani plans to recuse himself. Giuliani’s local attorney said Wednesday morning.
Among the 19 defendants in the sprawling case, Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Trump faces more charges. Former Mayor of New York, Mr. Mr. Giuliani after the 2020 election. Served as Trump’s personal attorney and Mr. He was instrumental in pushing false claims that the election was stolen from Trump.
Bernard Kerig, who served as New York City’s police commissioner during Mr. Giuliani’s tenure as mayor, planned to accompany him to the jail in Atlanta, Mr. Two people familiar with Giuliani’s plans said. Mr. Kerig was not a defendant in the case. Arriving in Atlanta on Wednesday morning in a private flight, Mr. Traveling with Mr. Giuliani was John Esposito, a New York-based lawyer. He is expected to be the frontrunner to represent Giuliani, a person familiar with the arrangement said.
The former mayor’s bond has yet to be set. Fulton County District Attorney Fannie D. His attorneys plan to meet with Willis’ office Wednesday.
Mr. is scheduled to withdraw himself on Thursday. Bond for Trump is set at $200,000
“Based on the bonds that have been set, we expect it won’t be more than the president, but we’re going to negotiate with the district attorney’s office,” Mr. said Brian Davis, an Atlanta attorney representing Giuliani.
Mr. The case against Giuliani is a significant episode in recent years of criminal justice. A former federal prosecutor who made a name for himself in fraud cases, he is now facing a fraud charge.
“This is a ridiculous application of the statute of frauds,” he said last week after the indictment was released.
Many of those charged in the case have already made trips to the Fulton County Jail where they were fingerprinted and mugshots taken. Among them were Kenneth Chesbro and John Eastman, who served as President Joseph R. After losing the election to Biden, Jr., Mr. John Eastman, the two architects of the plan to use fake voters to keep Trump in power.
David Shaffer, the former chairman of the Republican Party of Georgia, has turned himself in as Scott Hall, the pro-Trump Atlanta bail bondsman involved in a data breach at a rural Georgia elections office.
In a social media post on Wednesday, Mr. Trump — running for re-election, leading the Republican presidential primary field and skipping his party’s first debate Wednesday night — sounded a negative note on social media about his upcoming visit to Atlanta. He said Thursday afternoon that he would be “arrested with pride.”
Mr. Giuliani has struggled financially with mounting legal costs, many of them related to his efforts to keep Mr Trump in another term after his 2020 defeat. Mr. After repeated pleas from people close to Mr. Giuliani, Mr. Giuliani agreed to hold a $100,000-per-person fundraiser next month at his club in Bedminster, N.J., to help the former mayor, according to a copy of the invitation. Trump plans.
Three of the 19 defendants have begun trying to have the case dismissed in federal court: Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official; Mark Meadows, Mr. Trump’s former White House chief of staff; and Mr. Shaffer.
Mr Clarke and Mr Meadows have also filed court papers seeking to prevent their arrest.
Some of the defendants were granted bond this week after their attorneys met with attorneys in Atlanta. Mr. Trump’s bond agreement includes conditions not to intimidate witnesses or co-defendants through social media posts or otherwise.
Shane Goldmaker Contributed report.