Rudy Giuliani said he received a “cordial” reception by the Fulton County district attorney’s office when he testified before a grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies tried to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.
Giuliani, the former mayor and lawyer for Trump, was informed he was a “target” of the criminal probe before he testified in Atlanta last Wednesday.
He said he received thanks “for my service to the country,” and District Attorney Fani Willis shook his hand.
“I was treated professionally by the district attorney’s office in Fulton County. The DA came out and shook hands with me at the end,” Giuliani told John Catsimatidis in an interview on his WABC 770 radio show that aired Sunday.
“The forelady of the grand jury shook hands with me. And they thanked me for my service to the country, despite the fact that they had a question. It’s the first time anyone has been cordial in this investigation,” Giuliani said.
He testified before the grand jury for about six hours and declined to comment to reporters about his testimony, citing the secrecy of such proceedings.
Giuliani, 78, is one of the highest-profile members of Trump’s inner circle to become entangled in the investigation Willis launched in March 2021.
It was prompted by a phone call Trump made on Jan. 2, 2021, to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, asking him to “find” the votes that would allow him to pull ahead of Joe Biden in the presidential race.
“All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” Trump told the state’s top election official. “Because we won the state.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has also been ordered to testify in the probe and is scheduled to appear on Tuesday.