The D.C. Bar disciplinary counsel’s office has recommended disbarment for former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
The office announced a tentative finding during a disciplinary hearing Thursday that Giuliani violated ethics rules when he filed a 2020 federal lawsuit trying to prevent the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results.
“Any lawyer that engages in this kind of misconduct, harming the country as this has done, has at least got to realize that his or her law license is at risk,” D.C. Bar Counsel Phil Fox said.
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The hearing committee previously found that Giuliani violated Pennsylvania Rules of Conduct by issuing the lawsuit “without a non-frivolous basis in law.”
The decision for disbarment is only a recommendation and is not final. The panel’s final decision is not expected to come for several weeks.