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Rudy Giuliani to Newsmax: D.C. Verdict Only Proved It's 'A Fascist Court'

By    |   Monday, 18 December 2023 07:44 AM EST

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani set up the basis for his appeal of the $148 million defamation ruling against him Friday, saying the Democrat, anti-Trump judge forced excessive personal discovery of his finances and ruled against him for failing to comply fast enough with the unusual request.

"How can you not be so sad for the country?" Giuliani told Friday's "Greg Kelly Reports" on Newsmax hours after the jury verdict ruled on the amount and not Giuliani's guilt or innocence. "Here I am in the District of Columbia: The first time I came here I got goose bumps; I'm going to leave here thinking that this District of Columbia court is a fascist court."

U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell, appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2010, in August found Giuliani civilly liable for two Georgia election worker's claims of "defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, civil conspiracy, and punitive damage" before the trial began because he did not turn over personal financial documents in a timely manner to the defense.

"I knew when she was assigned to the case, I knew we were dead," Giuliani told host Greg Kelly. "I didn't realize we were that dead.

"Do you realize that I never got a chance to put in a single bit of evidence in defense? My liability was based on the fact that I didn't completely comply with discovery, and I turned over thousands of documents, and I sat for a deposition and did not take the Fifth Amendment."

The documents Giuliani said he was too slow for the judge to turn over were the personal "financial status of my present companies."

"Which might have to do with whether I can afford the $148 million, which I can't, but has nothing to do with whether I'm right or they're right," Giuliani told Kelly. "A lot more important would be all the videos at the time that all your viewers have seen. The jurors never got to see those videos. We never looked at what happened at the arena.

"They were told by the judge that, because of her ruling, Giuliani lied. Giuliani never got a chance to say, 'Gee, would you like to take a look at what I saw? How about an independent decision on whether I lied or not.'"

Judge Howell had an ethics complaint filed against her by Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., for a "highly inappropriate political speech" in November.

"I didn't know she had given this speech in which he talked about the Jan. 6 defendants, and really about Donald Trump, his big lies," Giuliani told Kelly. "And she's also the one who got very upset when the Jan. 6 defendants weren't getting enough sentences as far as she was concerned, and she abraded the prosecutors and said the sentences should be heavier. That is not a role for a judge."

The trial was rigged against him, Giuliani claimed, all because he refused to permit the court to dig into his personal finances – and he blames the Democrat judge and not the two election workers who were propped up by "Biden lawyers."

"It's not a trial," Giuliani said. "I never had a trial.

"This is way beyond them. And my desire to move on with this case, it's really to save the republic. Trials like this do not happen in a country that's ruled by law. Trials like this happen in a country that's ruled by a regime, which is what the Biden machine is, it's a regime.

"And this is not the only desecration of justice in this regime. It's one of many. It has to stop."

The trial was about silencing Giuliani on election integrity questions, he told Kelly.

"The jurors never saw a single defense from Giuliani, so I don't blame the jurors, except the money is ridiculous," Giuliani said. "The amount of money they awarded is absurd.

"The money reflects the absurdity of the way the judge conducted the trial.

"Also, the lawyers here were Biden lawyers. These women could not have afforded these lawyers. Is it a coincidence that the chief lawyer worked with Hunter Biden and represented the crooked Burisma?

"Who's the guy who revealed that? Who? Me. Why do you think they're coming after me? Because if it wasn't for me, nobody would know about Joe Biden."

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Eric Mack

Eric Mack has been a writer and editor at Newsmax since 2016. He is a 1998 Syracuse University journalism graduate and a New York Press Association award-winning writer.

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Rudy Giuliani set up the basis for his appeal of the $148 million defamation ruling against him Friday, saying the Democrat, anti-Trump judge forced excessive personal discovery of his finances and ruled against him for failing to comply fast enough with the unusual request.
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