WASHINGTON—Rep. Kathleen Rice (D., N.Y.) has asked the state committee in charge of licenses for New York attorneys to begin an investigation into what she calls misconduct by Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, saying she believes he should be disbarred.
“Mr. Giuliani’s comments in the media alone provide substantial basis to believe that he has repeatedly and egregiously engaged in conduct that adversely reflects on his honesty, trustworthiness, and fitness as a lawyer,” she wrote in a letter to the Attorney Grievance Committee for the New York Supreme Court’s First Judicial Department. His conduct “also necessitates a complete investigation to determine whether he advised his client, the President, to engage in conduct that is illegal or fraudulent,” she alleged.