Arizona AG details ‘remarkable’ way Rudy Giuliani was positioned to serve him

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes (D) revealed Monday how former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s penchant for podcasting and online live streaming was key to his running (during the his 80th birthday in Palm Beach, Florida, last week) an indictment for his alleged efforts to undermine the outcome of the 2020 election in the state.

Agents from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office “over a number of weeks” attempted unsuccessfully to serve Donald Trump’s former lawyer “on multiple occasions and in multiple ways,” Mayes told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.

“I think Rudy Giuliani knows how this works and obviously, as you know, he does a lot of podcasts. “He’s pretty easy to locate and find, but he wasn’t accepting service and was avoiding our officers,” Mayes explained.

“Is that how you had to find him?” Collins asked. “Basically, you had to watch his live streams and his podcasts to find out where he was?”

“That’s correct,” Mayes responded.

“Wow,” Collins said.

“We found out essentially through his live streams,” Mayes continued. “It’s not that hard to find. And so we did and our agents attended to him professionally after his birthday party, when the party was ending and when he himself was leaving the house he was in, we gave him a copy of the papers and he continued on his way. .”

Giuliani “took the papers and headed to his car,” Mayes said. “I think he might have been a little surprised. But this is a serious case and we hope you take it seriously. We hope he will appear in court tomorrow.”

Mayes dismissed Giuliani’s claims that he did not know he was being searched and that he had told officers his location before being treated.

“He didn’t tell us where he was going to be, except that he told the world where he was through his live cast,” Mayes said. “It’s really hard to believe that he didn’t know we were looking for him given the number of times and the different ways we had tried.”

Collins called it “remarkable.”

Giuliani, Trump’s former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and 16 others were indicted in April by an Arizona grand jury for their alleged efforts to overturn Trump’s 2020 loss to President Joe Biden in the state. Giuliani was the last to be treated. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. He was also charged in the Georgia case.