After receiving hundreds of complaints in recent days, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, currently the personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, is now the subject of a New York Bar Association inquiry seeking his disbarment.

The Bar Association in a public statement cited Giuliani’s behavior at the Trump speech hours before the Capitol riots as their main cause for the inquiry. At the event, Giuliani said, “Let’s have trial by combat” to the crowd which would soon storm the Capitol building leading to six deaths.

The Bar Association prevents its members from any actions which “advocate the overthrow of the United States government,” which many members believe Giuliani did in the moments leading up to the Capitol riots.

The Bar said in its statement that “Mr. Giuliani’s words quite clearly were intended to encourage Trump supporters unhappy with the election’s outcome to take matters into their own hands. Their subsequent attack on the Capitol was nothing short of an attempted coup, intended to prevent the peaceful transition of power.”


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Bar proceedings allow Giuliani the opportunity to defend his actions, but the former mayor has made no public statement on the Bar’s impending inquiry.

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