Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, who tested positive for the coronavirus, was in the hospital Sunday night after spending the days leading up to his diagnosis hugging supporters and spending hours in hearings across the country, leading to fears that he could have infected hundreds of people.
In one of the hearings held in Michigan on Wednesday, 76-year-old Giuliani even asked his first witness to take off her mask.
Jessy Jacobs refused and continues despite Giuliani's request.
In Atlanta, the 76-year-old hugged people on Thursday and posed for selfies without anyone wearing face masks.
Giuliani, the official leading his allegations of election fraud, has rarely been seen wearing a face mask.
At 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, the former New York mayor thanked a well-wisher who asked the Americans to pray for Giuliani.
"Are you going to pray with me for Rudy America tonight?" tweeted Matt Couch, retweeted in comments from Trump.
“The power of prayer in numbers is breathtaking! Lord, please put your protective hedge around Rudy Giuliani this evening. We know you are a healing god! Please pick up Rudy and bring him back quickly to fight for our republic. Oh lord! & # 39;
Giuliani tweeted: "Thank you, Matt!"
He appeared on Fox News Sunday morning and was treated at Georgetown University Hospital that evening, according to the New York Times.
Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News Sunday morning and was in the hospital that evening
Giuliani spoke to Maria Bartiromo about his allegations of election fraud and plans for the court battles
Giuliani was treated at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC on Sunday evening
Giuliani was in Atlanta on Thursday, where he was greeted by supporters and well-wishers
Giuliani poses with supporters in Atlanta on Thursday during a break from his election fraud trial
Giuliani was seen hugging an acquaintance within the Georgian legislature on Thursday
On Wednesday, Giuliani protested in Lansing, Michigan, against one of his witnesses, Jacob, who was wearing a face mask.
Jacob, a Detroit worker on leave temporarily assigned to the town clerk's office, was the first witness called by Giuliani.
Giuliani's jet setting
November 19th: Giuliani holds a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, during which hair dye drips. His son Andrew, who was there, tests positive the next day.
"I don't want you to do this if you feel uncomfortable, but would you like to take your mask off so we can hear you more clearly?" Giuliani asked Jacob.
She looked hesitant and asked the panel, "Can you hear me?"
When numerous people replied that they could, Jacob put on her mask.
Giuliani shrugged and said, "OK."
Then he held court in the crowded room for about three hours.
The former New York City Mayor is only the youngest person in Trump's circle to test positive for COVID-19 after Trump, the first lady, and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows tested positive.
He has toured the country arguing Trump that the election was "rigged" and "stolen" – even traveled to Pennsylvania after a member of his legal team announced he tested positive.
He has appeared in both legislative hearings and unofficial Republican-led quasi-hearings where witnesses alleged massive fraud, despite judges dismissing dozens of lawsuits.
Despite numerous close calls and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, he was regularly exposed at the indoor events.
Giuliani's 34-year-old son Andrew, who works in the White House, announced a positive test after attending a press conference with Trump's Elite Strike Force legal team last month.
On Sunday evening, he thanked the public for their support and said his father was resting.
“My father rests, is very well looked after and feels good. Thank you to all friends who were concerned about his well-being, ”he said.
His communications director, Christianne Allen, was in quarantine after testing positive for COVID on November 20
"Giuliani not only exposed himself and caught COVID, but potentially exposed hundreds and hundreds of Trump supporters to the virus," said Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency doctor at Brown University in Rhode Island.
She told CNN, "His irresponsible actions may have put others at risk too."
On Wednesday, Giuliani asked Jessy Jacobs in Michigan to remove her face mask
Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for coronavirus, tweeted President Trump
GET WELL SOON! President Trump brought the news of Giuliani's test results in a tweet announcing his work to "expose the most corrupt elections" in history
Trump announced his diagnosis on Sunday afternoon.
& # 39; @RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in NYC history, and who has worked tirelessly to expose the (by far! Most corrupt elections) in US history, tested positive for the China virus. Get well soon, Rudy, we carry on !!! & # 39; Trump tweeted.
It wasn't immediately clear why the president tweeted the news and not Giuliani himself.
Giuliani tweeted a few hours later on Sunday.
Giuliani took legal action after Trump's former deputy campaign manager David Bossie himself testified shortly after his appointment.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, another top advisor on campaigns, has also tested positive in recent months, as has a significant portion of Trump's inner circle.
Giuliani participated in preparing the debate with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Trump just before Christie tested positive for the virus.
He was one of several officials at the event that marked the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, which soon became known as the Superspreader event.
Giuliani led the Trump battle to try to get judges or lawmakers to push back the results of an election in which he left President-elect Joe Biden behind by more than seven million votes.
Giuliani has appeared on Fox News regularly to pursue election fraud claims
Giuliani was sweating when apparent hair dye leaked during a press call on November 19 at RNC headquarters
Shortly after the election, he held an infamous outdoor press conference at the Four Seasons Landscaping Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on November 7, 2020
Giuliani is pictured with his son Andrew, who announced last month that he had tested positive but had mild symptoms
In this file, captured on October 5, 2020, President Donald Trump takes off his face mask when he arrives at the White House on his return from Walter Reed Medical Center, where he was being treated for Covid-19 in Washington, DC
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows tested positive for the virus last month
He has touted "bombshell" video evidence allegedly showing electoral fraud in Georgia, despite the Republican Secretary of State saying it was nothing.
It was revealed on Sunday that the star witness in Trump's Michigan “electoral fraud” case was recently paroled after he was accused of broadcasting pornographic videos of her fiancé's ex-wife and attempting to accuse her of theft .
Mellissa Carone, 33, was sentenced to 12 months probation for the Wayne County, Michigan offense in September 2019.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani sit to the side during a press conference while President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Christie would test positive later, as would Trump. Giuliani flew with Air Force One to the first presidential debate in Cleveland
Giuliani was seen hugging and greeting people in Georgia on Thursday
Giuliani participated in an interview on Fox News on Sunday morning. He reportedly carried out the hit remotely from his hotel room
President Trump's attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is seen during a December 3 election hearing at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia
Trump attorney Jenna Ellis tweeted about Giuliani's results
After another Trump attorney tested negative, she tweeted about her negative results
He traveled to Pennsylvania to attend another hearing-style event calling Trump about fraud. He sat exposed next to the lawyer Jenna Ellis, who was playing the tape on her cell phone.
He also appeared debunked at a bizarre press conference at the Republican National Committee in Washington, where he and then Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell proposed a conspiracy theory about voting machines involving election officials from Venezuela, China, Cuba and the Democrats.
When Giuliani sweated, his hair dye ran down his face – in one case Fox news anchor Sean Hannity recently mocked his show while guest Giuliani smiled.
He was seen maskless, blowing his nose and wiping the handkerchief on his forehead while getting stuck with other members of the legal team and reporters nearby.
Six days after that event, on November 25, Boris Epshteyn, a lawyer and former White House campaign and official who appeared as part of the effort and appeared, announced that he had tested positive.
Despite the news, Jenna Ellis tweeted that she had traveled to Gettysburg, PA with @RudyGiuliani to attend the election hearing-style event.
Ellis tweeted that both she and Giuliani tested negative and that the entire legal team will continue to follow our doctors' advice and protocols.
Ellis, 36, lacks years of experience as a federal attorney, mayor, political candidate, and private attorney – although Giuliani himself hadn't discussed a case in court in years when he appeared before a federal judge in Pennsylvania last month.
If Giuliani were isolated or pulled out of circulation in dealing with the virus, Ellis could do more of the job – although she was recently revealed in profiles that she worked at the traffic court and fired a prosecutor.
In the profiles of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, no court records were fined to substantiate their claims of "constitutional attorney" despite Trump and Giuliani discussing the prospect of bringing a case to the Supreme Court.
Giuliani's legal efforts have regularly earned him praise from the president – but also some stern admonitions from trial judges and some of the election officials he challenged.
Georgia's Lt. Gov. blew up "mountains of misinformation" in election fraud cases on Sunday, hours after Trump came to Georgia to claim the election was "rigged".
"I am concerned that this will continue, you know that fanning the flames around misinformation puts us in a negative position on the January 5th runoff," said Georgia's Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan told CNN's State of the Union.
"The mountains of misinformation don't help the process – they only hurt it," he said.
Giuliani sometimes seemed like he had a special power that made him immune to the virus.
He traveled with the President of Air Force One for the first presidential debate in Cleveland amid a spreading spreader event at the White House.
The President, Christie, First Lady Melania Trump and others had already tested positive.
Giuliani's test results come when the president's case enters a critical phase – although he already has great chances of reversing the election results, where Joe Biden won 7 million more votes and has a 306 to 323 lead on the electoral college.
The electoral college meets on December 15th. Congress has a special session on January 6th to count the votes. The inauguration day is January 20th.
He has almost no victories. The Trump campaign and allies filing lawsuits in battlefield states where he has lost have lost or dismissed 46 cases since the election, according to the Democratic attorney Marc Eliaswho happily keeps track.
Giuliani, who represented Trump pro bono, logged several hours into the desperate legal battle over the reversal of the elections – getting in touch was a gigantic undertaking.
He spent hours interviewing witnesses in an Arizona hotel lobby, then spent long hours at a hearing in Michigan. This event lasted more than four hours.
He was seen on a video obtained from CNN embrace and greeting people in the Georgia state capital Thursday for the hearing there. He strolled through offices near the listening room while holding a mask.
According to NBC NewsGiuliani is the 53rd member of the administration, campaign, or contact to test positive as Trump, Melania Trump and Hope Hicks tested positive on October 1st and 2nd.
Ellis, in her own tweet on Sunday, combined prayers for Giuliani's health over the litigation over the reversal of election results.
"Prayers for Mayor @ RudyGiuliani," she wrote. & # 39; He's a tough warrior! The Trump Legal Team will continue our important work to fight for the integrity of the elections! We have a great team and a knowledgeable local attorney in every state. Our work is not affected and we carry on. #CountAllLegalVotes. & # 39;
Giuliani took part in an interview with host Maria Bartiromo on Fox News on Sunday morning. A Fox source said he conducted the interview from a remote satellite truck provided by a seller.
He appeared in typical form and did not look out of breath. He accused the Democrats of having plans to steal elections in cities known for "high levels of corruption" and where the courts are "not exactly the fairest".
"I have no idea who was responsible," he said of the conspiracy he was setting out. He called it a "very well executed situation".
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