Fulton County DA catches Giuliani lying about being unable to travel, offers free bus or train trip

The Fulton County District Attorney’s office is calling bullshit on Rudy Giuliani’s claims that a recent medical procedure prevents him from traveling to Georgia and testifying before a special grand jury about his involvement in efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Giuliani’s legal team claims he can’t respond to a subpoena because a “recent invasive procedure” following a “complex artery diagnosis” means getting on a plane would be medically inadvisable. Yet District Attorney Fani Williams found multiple instances of Giuliani seeing the world despite his legal team’s assertions.

According to Williams’ response, Giuliani “purchased multiple airline tickets with cash, including tickets to Rome, Italy and Zurich Switzerland, for travel dates ranging between July 22, 2022 and July 29, 2022. All of these dates were after [his] medical procedure.” It’s anyone’s guess how Williams’ office obtained that information, but even more puzzling is Giuliani potentially forking over thousands in cash for plane tickets if not for the sake of the purchase going undetected by the likes of Williams.

Williams suggested getting Giuliani to Georgia by bus, which sounds like the stereotypical hell one would experience on a Greyhound. More appealingly, she suggested Giuliani could also make it to Fulton County by train. Not only would Giuliani being reducing his carbon footprint on this trip but Amtrak may actually be enticing enough to compel Giuliani to take Williams’ office up on a fully paid for ticket. After all, the passenger train does include a bar car.

Giuliani is not only an outspoken Trump ally who’s fully bought into election fraud theories and pushed Trump’s lies to a degree few can rival, but he’s also a prolific booze hound. Giuliani’s drunkenness was recently highlighted during a Jan. 6 committee hearing in which members of the Trump campaign detailed Giuliani’s 2020 election night drunkenness culminating in the former New York City mayor pushing for Trump to declare the presidential election stolen from the then-president. He’s denied being drunk during a speech commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks that, well, sounded like he’d made his remarks while intoxicated. He’s also said he’s pretty sure he’s never done an interview drunk before, but who can say?

To Giuliani, I say: Take Williams up on the ticket. And maybe set a new personal record for yourself and participate in the Fulton County investigation while completely shit-hammered. Not many people can say they’ve stood before a grand jury slurring their words while also trying to avoid incrimination. If anyone can do it, though, it’s America’s Mayor.

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Warnock and Walker are polling neck and neck. A runoff vote is looking more and more likely

If you’ve ever heard Georgia Republican senate candidate Herschel Walker speak, it’s difficult to understand how he and Sen. Raphael Warnock are running nearly neck and neck in the polls. Between the tsunami of lies uncovered about Walker’s past to his completely incoherent theories about COVID-19, climate change, and evolution, he’s the GOP’s man in Georgia and a football legend, so he’s staying in the game.

Georgia is not a blue state—not yet anyway—and this year’s midterm will certainly feel like a 2020 Groundhog Day if Warnock can’t clear the 50% mark in November. In Georgia, a candidate must get a majority vote. Otherwise, the top two nominees must head into a special election runoff—the exact same situation that happened in 2020 in the senate race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican David Perdue. 

Democrats are, once again, in a battle for control of the Senate. Sukari Johnson, chair of Clayton County Democratic Party, tells Politico. “Nobody wants a runoff… Because it’s very difficult for people to come back out, and at that point, you’re spending time and money to get people to come back out. And nobody wants to do that after November.”

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As Politico reports, another fly in the ointment is Libertarian Chase Oliver, who is taking a few much-needed points from both Warnock and Walker. According to FiveThirtyEight, Warnock is polling at 47.2%, with Walker at 44.2%.

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Politico he believes Warnock could win, but only if the campaign “is a small race, and it’s just down to two personalities.” But, he adds, if it’s a “big race,” then “it comes down to Warnock’s being part of 9% inflation and the highest price gas in history, and you can go down the list, then I think Warnock loses.”

As we reported last week, the Trump-endorsed Walker finally agreed to debate Warnock after months of hemming and hawing. And only after Walker’s camp ran a 30-second ad calling for Walker to “stop dodging” and “commit to debates.”

If Herschel Walker is so ready to debate, why hasn’t he agreed to any? pic.twitter.com/SxU65WHBbu

— Reverend Raphael Warnock (@ReverendWarnock) July 25, 2022

Understandable that Walker would be terrified to face the incumbent senator and senior pastor at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and be forced to defend how his COVID-19 spray works or why he hid from the public and his own campaign staff that he’d fathered three children. Or how he said he’d graduated from college but didn’t. Or certainly why he said he’d co-founded a veterans organization when he didn’t. Not to mention his history of domestic violence.

NEW ad running in Georgia from Republican Accountability PAC. This is the real Herschel Walker. pic.twitter.com/vErPuvOqNw

— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) August 8, 2022

Dodging debates is nothing new for Georgia’s cowardly Republican nominees. Walker refused to debate during the primaries in May, and in 2018, Gov. Brian Kemp refused a final debate with Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams.

According to The Black Wall Street Times, Walker is polling unfavorably among Georgia’s Black voters. Results found that 80% of Black voters plan to vote for Warnock. Walker has continually refused to accept the results of that poll.

In a statement sent to Politico, Quentin Fulks, Warnock’s campaign manager, said, “There are going to be polls in all directions over the course of this campaign. Here’s what we know: this race will be close, which is why we can’t take anything for granted and are working hard every day to reelect Reverend Warnock.”

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