Rudy Giuliani knows better than to play footloose and fancy with the court system. Or, at least he did at one time. If it was discovered that the Rudy that we know is really some kind of a pod person and the real one, the one that used to be mayor of New York, was abducted long ago by aliens, that would go a long ways towards a rational explanation for what has become of the one-time effective prosecutor.
Now Rudy is on the other side of the law, the prosecuted, and he doesn’t show a lot of talent in that role. Today he got sanctioned in an undisclosed amount for failing to locate a database which contained messages and documents in his possession prior to April 2021, when federal authorities seized his electronic devices, in a raid, which you probably recall. Not Giuliani’s finest moment, let’s just say that much. The judge also found that Giuliani conducted an “imprecise” manual search of messages from after April 2021.
The discovery in question is in regards to a lawsuit brought by former Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea (Shaye) Moss. A defamation suit was originally brought by Freeman and Moss against Giuliani and One America News Network, who settled out of court last year.
Giuliani has a few more days in which to produce records or he can be sanctioned again and for more. He also can be held in contempt of court for refusing to obey the orders of the court. He knows this. For reasons not explained he chooses to defy the court. Okay. You know the old expression, fuck around and find out. Reuters:
Lawyers for the plaintiffs, former Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea (Shaye) Moss, asked Howell to sanction Giuliani in April, accusing Giuliani of failing to fulfill “basic” obligations to turn over records sought as part of the lawsuit and refusing to detail his efforts to preserve and collect documents.
Giuliani’s lawyers maintained this his searches were adequate and argued that it would cost more than $320,000 for him to access the database containing messages from before the seizure of his devices.
I would love to hear more detail on that. Anybody here an expert on digital storage of records? Any idea how it can cost a king’s ransom for a person to access their own records? Sounds like something Mike Lindell would come up with, does it not?