(DCWatchdog.com) – Donald Trump has come to the rescue of his ally and former lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, by raising over $1 million for Giuliani’s legal defense fund with a dinner at Trump’s New Jersey golf club.
Both Trump and the former New York City Mayor are among the 19 people who were charged criminally with racketeering and conspiracy charges last month by Fani Willis, the leftist District Attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, over an alleged attempt to subvert the 2020 election results in the Peach State.
In another legal case, in August, a federal judge found Giuliani liable in a defamation lawsuit filed by two Georgia election workers claiming he falsely accused them of voter fraud after the 2020 election.
In that case, the man nicknamed “America’s Mayor” was already directed to pay tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees and could be ordered to pay even more damages to the two plaintiffs, AP notes in a report.
More than a dozen guests attended the fundraiser that the former president threw for his ally at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, also co-hosted by Giuliani’s son Andrew.
Each of the attendees paid $100,000 a plate, Newsmax reports, quoting a source who attended last Thursday night’s event.
At a speech during the dinner, Trump urged the guesses of the fundraisers to “tell everyone you know” to support Mayor Giuliani, characterizing the “greatest mayor in New York and American history.”
The brief address by the 45th president of the United States was caught in a social media video, showing he was often interrupted by loud applause and cheers.
“The greatest Mayor in the history of New York City was just ARRESTED in Atlanta, Georgia because he fought for Election Integrity,” Trump wrote on Truth Social after Giuliani was arrested and booked in a Fulton County jail a day before the same happened with the former president.
Newsmax points out that, after he supported Trump’s allegations that Joe Biden and the Democrats stole the 2020 election through voter fraud, Giuliani has been targeted by “multiple legal actions and investigations.”
According to the former mayor’s associates, his legal bills already exceed $5 million, and he seems to be facing “lawfare” in “an effort to bankrupt him.”