Giuliani hit with ethics charge for false election fraud claim

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(The Hill) — Rudy Giuliani was hit with an ethics charge by the Washington, D.C., Office of Disciplinary Counsel on Friday over his promotion of false claims about fraud in the 2020 presidential election before a federal court in Pennsylvania. This jeopardizes his ability to practice law in the city.

The D.C. Bar’s disciplinary arm said that Giuliani had violated the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct by bringing a proceeding and asserting “issues therein without a non-frivolous basis in law and fact for doing so” and engaging “in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice,” according to the filing.

The complaint said that Giuliani provided insufficient sourcing to prove his allegations that election fraud had taken place in Pennsylvania.

Giuliani “further justified his allegations of fraud against the” defendant counties in the case “by…

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