Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and attorney for Donald Trump, was served with an indictment related to his actions in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Arizona. The legal notice was delivered right after Giuliani celebrated his 80th birthday, an event that saw him boast about eluding authorities, which he shared in a now-deleted social media post.

Giuliani’s Taunts and Legal Service

Earlier in the day, Giuliani had taunted Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes on social media, claiming that if he wasn’t served by the next morning, the charges should be dismissed. However, Mayes responded promptly, serving Giuliani that evening and affirming that “nobody is above the law.” The encounter took place in Palm Beach, Florida, where Giuliani was attending his birthday party organized by GOP consultant Caroline Wren.

Despite the legal challenges, Giuliani’s spokesperson stated that he remained “unfazed” by the indictment and enjoyed substantial support at his birthday event. Giuliani is set to appear in court for his arraignment this Tuesday. The case has sparked considerable controversy, with an adviser to Giuliani criticizing what they describe as the “weaponization” of the justice system, as highlighted in a Fox News report.

Overview of the Indictment

The indictment of Giuliani is part of a larger investigation that has also implicated other high-profile figures associated with the Trump administration, including former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn. The charges against them include fraud, forgery, and conspiracy, highlighting ongoing legal scrutiny over the integrity of the 2020 election.