WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.; (AP) — Representing a client inside a courtroom for the first time in nearly three decades, Rudy Giuliani showed some rust as he tried to make the case that theft of President Donald Trump from re-election.
The former federal prosecutor and mayor of New York City, who took over Trump’s efforts to reverse election results, entered a courthouse in the small town of Pennsylvania in Williamsport Tuesday with a few dozen people- Trump’s backing supports him from across the street.
Over the course of a few hours, he fiddled with his Twitter account, forgot the judge he was speaking to and threw around wild and unsupported allegations of national conspiracy by the Democrats to steal the election.
No such evidence has emerged since Election Day.
Giuliani needed a lawyer against him, telling him “the man who was very angry with me, I forgot his name.”
He mocked the judge for a federal district judge in Pennsylvania who denied the Trump campaign case: “I have been accused of not reading your opinion and not understanding it. ”
And he deceived himself by the meaning of “opacity.”
“In the plaintiffs’ county, they were denied the opportunity to look unobstructed and ensure instability,” Giuliani said. “I’m not sure I know what openness means. Maybe it means you can see, right? ”
“It means you can’t,” said District Judge Matthew Brann.
“Big words, your honor,” Giuliani said.
At times, Philadelphia’s lawyer, who worked with Giuliani, took over from Linda Kerns to answer Brann’s questions.
At one point, his lawyer, Mark Aronchick, argued that Giuliani reiterated that it was illegal for counties to help people vote.
“I don’t think he knew about the Pennsylvania electoral code,” said Aronchick, suggesting — without saying — that Giuliani was an unprepared city outside the city.
Trump’s campaign seeks to prevent Pennsylvania from confirming his election. The lawsuit is based on a complaint that Philadelphia and six Democratic-controlled counties in Pennsylvania allowed voters to correct e-mail ballots that were technically disallowed, as there was no privacy or name envelope. -written there.