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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that he "might as well plead guilty" on Monday after finding out that he is a target of an election interference investigation in Georgia.
On his Monday WABC radio program, Giuliani said that he was confused by the news.
The former mayor explained that he "probably" would show up to testify. A judge previously postponed his scheduled testimony in Fulton County because he claimed that his doctor had told him not to fly.
"The day before I have to appear, they have now told me that I am the target!" he told listeners.
"I don't know what it's an investigation of," Giuliani laughed. "Except I have a hard time with it as a lawyer but I'll figure it out because they've screwed up the system of justice so much, I can usually figure out what crooks like this are doing."
In his defense, Giuliani pointed out that the alleged illegal activity occurred while he was serving "as an attorney for Donald J. Trump."
"So I'm going to be prosecuted for what I did as an attorney," he speculated. "[Atlanta is] a city that is well known for corruption. It's a Democratic dictatorship."
Giuliani added: "So it's really risky. You get indicted there, you might as well plead guilty. They're going to find you guilty if you're not a Democrat."
An MSNBC report this Monday chronicled the shifting explanations offered by former President Donald Trump regarding the FBI's recovery of classified documents during a raid on his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.
Trump has so far offered multiple explanations for the documents, one being that he took them from the White House to "work on them," falsely claiming that former President Barack Obama had done the same. His latest explanation came in the form of a statement, claiming he had a "standing order" that documents removed from the White House "were deemed to be declassified the moment he removed them."
Speaking on NBC News, former national security adviser John Bolton said that claim is likely a lie.
"I think that claim is almost certainly a lie." Bolton said, adding that he was "never aware of anything even remotely approximating that policy and I haven't heard anything of it since I left [the White House]."
"So, I think this is made up, and I think a key point her is when somebody is making up stories like that, I think it indicates a level of desperation."
Watch the segment below.
Threats against FBI agents and other federal law enforcement have grown even worse Monday a week after a search warrant was executed at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club. In response, Trump has attacked law enforcement and the FBI, with his followers doxing them and their families.
On Friday, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security published a joint bulletin saying that they've experienced a significant increase in threats against law enforcement. Monday another man was arrested for threats against the FBI.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported Adam Biles was charged with "influencing, impeding or retaliating against federal law officers" as a result of the search warrant on Trump.
"Come and get me you piece of sh*t feds" and "I am going to f*cking slaughter you," were among the comments Bies made on Gab, according to the complaint filed on Monday. He went on to compare the FBI to the Nazi SS and Soviet-era KGB saying that everyone at the FBI all the way down to the janitors should be killed.
"I’ll shoot an SS officer in the head just as quick as I’d shoot a KGB officer in the head," he said in one of his rants. "Keep that in mind. There are plenty of other letters in the alphabet. Police state scum are (sic) police state scum. Period."
"My only goal is to kill more of them before I drop," he wrote Thursday. "I will not spend one second of my life in their custody."
"HEY FEDS. We the people cannot WAIT to water the trees of liberty with your blood. I’ll be waiting for you to kick down my door," he also said.
The day after Bies made his threats another Trump supporter, and man who was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, went to the FBI in Cincinnati with an AR-15 Cincinnati with an AR-15 and nail gun attempting to attack the agents and staff there.
Bies also tagged Gab CEO Andrew Torba when attacking FBI Director Christopher Wray, saying, "I sincerely believe that if you work for the FBI, then you deserve to DIE."
He then alluded to the fact that Gab had an issue with his complaints on the site, noting Gab "just gave me an account warning today for saying that a bunch of child moleseting [expletives] at the FBI should be put down."
So he attacked Torba, telling him to "go ahead and ban me.