Allies of Rudy Giuliani have created a 'Freedom Fund' to aid the former Trump lawyer with legal issues

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Rudy Giuliani.
Rudy Giuliani. AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File
  • Allies of Rudy Giuliani have created a "Freedom Fund" to assist the former Trump lawyer.

  • Bernard Kerik said that the fund would help Giuliani "defend himself from frivolous lawsuits."

  • On Thursday, Giuliani was suspended from practicing law in New York State pending further review.

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Allies of Rudy Giuliani on Saturday announced that they have formed a defense fund to aid the ex-lawyer for former President Donald Trump against a series of lawsuits and investigations.

In a statement, former New York Police Department Commissioner Bernard Kerik revealed the launch of the Rudy Giuliani Freedom Fund, a legal defense that would help Giuliani with several ongoing probes.

"In an attempt to assist ⁦@RudyGiuliani to defend himself from frivolous lawsuits, a weaponized Justice Department, and the New York Bar, we have created the Rudy Giuliani Freedom Fund," he wrote on Twitter. "This is the official Defense Fund for this American Patriot."

The website for the Fund alleges that Giuliani "was repeatedly censored for trying to expose the truth about the Biden Family's corruption ahead of the 2020 presidential election" and accuses a "Deep State" of seeking to "take down" allies of Trump.

"The swamp is revolting by placing a bull's eye on the backs of every Trump loyalist who had the guts to challenge the Deep State," the website read. "That puts Rudy at the top of their list."

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Giuliani has come under intense legal scrutiny for his longstanding efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election that Trump lost to now-President Joe Biden.

On Thursday, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court suspended Giuliani's law license pending additional review.

In its ruling, the five-justice court panel wrote that Giuliani "communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large" regarding the Trump unsuccessful reelection campaign.

"These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent's narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client," the decision read.

Giuliani has also been sued by Dominion Voting Systems for defamation, and in April, the FBI raided his Manhattan apartment and office in connection with an investigation reportedly examining his dealings in Ukraine.

During an interview on Newsmax last week, Giuliani lambasted the suspension of his law license.

"They're looking for a crime," Giuliani said. "Do you know how un-American that is? We investigate allegations of crimes," he said. "We don't go search a man's life to invent or find crimes."

Trump on Thursday criticized the move and blasted New York as "out of control."

"Can you believe that New York wants to strip Rudy Giuliani, a great American Patriot, of his law license because he has been fighting what has already been proven to be a Fraudulent Election?" he said in a statement.

He added: "The greatest mayor in the history of New York City, the Eliot Ness of his generation, one of the greatest crime fighters our Country has ever known, and this is what the Radical Left does to him."

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