Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Partygoers Started Screaming’ As Authorities Arrived With Indictment

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That went poorly.

At a birthday party held in Florida this week for former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, authorities with the Arizona state attorney general’s office arrived to finally serve him with a copy of his indictment in a criminal case from their state accusing him of involvement in post-2020 election schemes. Giuliani was the last defendant from the case to be served with a copy of the charges, though his inclusion in the criminal matter was already the subject of reports.

A new report from the conservative media outlet the New York Post claims that attendees of Giuliani’s gathering reacted… harshly to the authorities arriving.

“In front of nearly 75 guests, two officials with Arizona’s attorney general’s office arrived at the shindig around 11 p.m. to hand Giuliani the papers,” the Post said, citing sources and adding: “Some partygoers started screaming and one woman even cried as Giuliani was served.”

The successful (for the Arizonan authorities) confrontation with Giuliani was announced on X (formerly called Twitter) by Arizona state Attorney General Kris Mayes, a Democrat first elected to that role in the 2022 midterm elections. “The final defendant was served moments ago. @RudyGiuliani nobody is above the law,” Mayes said. Apparently, Giuliani tried taunting them, per a screenshot of an apparently earlier social media post from the ex-mayor-turned-staunch Trump ally.

“If Arizona authorities can’t find me by tomorrow morning: 1. They must dismiss the indictment; 2. They must concede they can’t count votes,” said the apparent Giuliani post. Well, they found him, marking Giuliani’s second round of criminal charges after a similarly originating indictment in Georgia on allegations of involvement in pro-Trump schemes after the 2020 election there. Also charged in the Arizona case are fellow defendants including ex-White House official Mark Meadows and legal figure John Eastman, the latter of whom was suspended from practicing law in two jurisdictions already in connection to a disciplinary case over his alleged post-2020 election roles.