Rudy Giuliani Likens His Trial to Nazi Germany

Giuliani discusses legal pressures and political fears on podcast

by Zain ul Abedin
Rudy Giuliani Likens His Trial to Nazi Germany
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Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor and lawyer for Donald Trump, has drawn stark comparisons between his legal battles and the authoritarian regimes of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Giuliani expressed these views during his appearance on the conservative "Thrivetime Show: The ReAwakening Versus the Great Reset" podcast, which is hosted on the Rumble video-sharing platform.

In a controversial statement, Giuliani likened the current legal proceedings involving himself and the former president to the oppressive trials characteristic of the Nazi and Soviet eras. "These trials, we talk about Hitler or Stalin, these are like the trials you would have during Hitler's era or Stalin's era," Giuliani remarked.

He emphasized the perceived severity by referencing both his legal challenges and those faced by Trump, particularly pointing out the threats and implications of defending oneself publicly. The timing of these comments is particularly noteworthy as Giuliani was recently mandated to compensate Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss $148 million.

A jury in Washington, D.C., concluded he had defamed them by falsely claiming they participated in election fraud. Concurrently, Trump is embroiled in a trial in New York, facing allegations of falsifying business records to hide payments made to Stormy Daniels, a claim he fervently denies.

Giuliani Alleges Persecution

Giuliani's remarks quickly spread across social media, gaining significant traction after being shared on X (formerly Twitter) by Ron Filipkowski, the editor-in-chief of MeidasTouch, where it amassed over 139,000 views.

During his podcast appearance, Giuliani also voiced concerns over what he perceives as the persecution of Trump supporters, suggesting a fear among opponents of potential revelations of corruption. "They're afraid that we'll uncover their schemes.

Sometimes, their schemes are for money; sometimes, they're for power," he asserted. Despite facing severe financial repercussions from his defamation trial, Giuliani has announced intentions to appeal the decision. He described the amount as absurd and expressed confidence in an overturn when reviewed by what he considers a fair tribunal.

Exiting the court, Giuliani was defiant, stating, "I don't regret a damn thing." The outcome of the defamation case was a moment of vindication for Freeman and Moss, with Freeman expressing relief and a sense of justice following the jury's decision.

Giuliani, facing significant financial strain, declared bankruptcy shortly after, revealing liabilities that starkly contrasted with his listed assets, primarily composed of real estate valued at approximately $9.1 million.

These legal entanglements underscore a tumultuous period for Giuliani and pose significant implications for his legacy and financial stability. As the appeal process looms, the former mayor remains a central figure in the ongoing discourse surrounding political accountability and legal integrity.