(CNN) — Here’s a glimpse into the life of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Date of birth: May 28, 1944
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York
Birth name: Rudolph William Louis Giuliani
Dad: Harold Giuliani, tavern owner
Mother: Helen (D’Avanzo) Giuliani, secretary
Marriages: Judith Nathan (May 24, 2003-2019, divorced); Donna Hanover (April 15, 1984 – July 10, 2002, divorced); Regina Peruggi (October 26, 1968-1982, canceled)
Children: With Donna Hanover: Caroline y Andrew
Education: Manhattan College, BA, 1965; New York University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1968, magna cum laude (with honors)
Religion: Roman Catholic
He is credited with revitalizing New York during the 1990s, when crime dropped sharply and the economy soared.
As mayor, Giuliani was at in favor of the rights of the LGBTI community, gun control and the right to abortion.
In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Giuliani gained recognition for his response to the disaster.
His first marriage, to Regina Peruggi, was annulled after 14 years when Giuliani discovered that he and his wife were second cousins.
His father, Harold Giuliani, was in prison for armed robbery in the 1930s.
1968-1970 – After graduating from Law School, Giuliani works as a clerk to New York Southern District Judge Lloyd MacMahon.
1970 – He joins the office of the United States Attorney General.
1975-1977 – He moves to Washington after being appointed Associate Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff to Assistant Attorney General Harold Tyler.
1977-1981 – He returns to New York and joins the Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler law firm.
1981-1983 – He holds the position of assistant attorney general, the third highest position in the United States Department of Justice.
1983-1989 – Attorney for the Southern District of New York. During this time, Giuliani gains national notoriety for going after Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken, and various mob figures.
1989 – Giuliani resigns as prosecutor and is running for the first time as mayor of New York. Loses to David Dinkins in a tight race.
1993 – First Republican mayor of New York in 20 years, after defeating Dinkins.
January 1, 1994 – December 31, 2001 – Mayor of New York.
1997 – He is re-elected mayor by a wide margin, winning four of New York’s five boroughs.
April 27, 2000 – Reveals that he suffers from prostate cancer.
May 19, 2000 – He announces that he is abandoning the candidacy for the United States Senate to focus on cancer treatment.
2001 – Time magazine names him Person of the Year.
October 15, 2001 – He is appointed Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
2002 – He publishes the book «Leadership».
January 2002 – He leaves the mayor’s office and founds Giuliani Partners, a security consulting firm.
March 8, 2002 – Receives the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award from Nancy Reagan.
August 30, 2004 – Deliver a speech at the Republican National Convention from New York and later campaigned for the reelection of President George W. Bush.
March 2005 – He joins the Texas law firm Bracewell & Patterson as a partner. The firm is renamed Bracewell & Giuliani.
2006 – Bush appoints Giuliani to lead the delegation to Turin, Italy, for the closing ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
February 5, 2007 – File a declaration of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) for the 2008 presidential election.
January 30, 2008 – He retires from the 2008 presidential elections and supports John McCain.
May 23, 2009 – He gets into an argument with editor and film director John McCluskey, who is later arrested for allegedly threatening to beat Giuliani.
January 19, 2016 – The international law firm Greenberg Traurig says Giuliani joins the company as global president of its cybersecurity, privacy and crisis management practice and as a senior advisor to CEO Richard A. Rosenbaum.
January 12, 2017 – President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team announces that Giuliani will join them as an advisor “in relation to private sector cybersecurity problems and emerging solutions being developed in the private sector.”
April 19, 2018 – He joins Trump’s personal legal team.
May 10, 2018 – Advertise your resignation to his law firm, Greenberg Traurig, to focus on his legal work for Trump during the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
January 16, 2019 – In an interview with Chris Cuomo, de CNNGiuliani says he never denied that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign, only that the president himself was not involved in the collusion.
May 9, 2019 – The New York Times newspaper publishes a report in which Giuliani says he plans to travel to Ukraine to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, who worked for a gas company called Burisma Holdings, which was owned by an oligarch. Giuliani alleges that in 2016 the vice president unduly pressured Ukraine to remove a prosecutor investigating Burisma. Guliani’s indictment is undermined by a Bloomberg report describing the Burisma investigation as “inactive” in 2016. Giuliani tells The New York Times that it is appropriate for him to investigate Biden even as the former vice president is campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
May 11, 2019 – Giuliani he says he will no longer travel to Ukraine to pressure the country’s leaders to investigate Biden and his son.
September 19, 2019 – Guiliani appears on CNN and says he asked Ukraine officials to investigate Biden.
October 9, 2019 – Giuliani’s two associates, Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, are detained by authorities at Dulles International Airport before boarding a one-way flight to Vienna. The men, who were helping Giuliani investigate Biden, are charged with multiple charges, including conspiracy, false statements and campaign finance violations. Parnas was Giuliani’s intermediary in Ukraine and helped the former mayor interact with officials and former officials abroad. Parnas and Fruman funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal donations from foreign nationals to a Trump-allied campaign supercommittee, according to the indictment. The men were also involved in a successful plan to remove the US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.
October 10, 2019 – Giuliani says to the publication The Atlantic that he had planned to travel to Vienna, but had no intention of meeting Fruman and Parnas until they all returned from Europe. Separately, Trump says he did not know Parnas and Fruman even though Parnas had posted multiple photos of himself with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr.
October 15, 2019 – US Deputy Under Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent testifies that around January 2019, Giuliani applied for a visa from the State Department and the White House for former Ukrainian Attorney General Viktor Shokin to travel to USA.
December 7, 2019 – After Giuliani’s return from a trip to Ukraine, where he allegedly met with numerous former officials and filmed scenes for a television show on the One America news network, Trump announces that his personal attorney will present a report to Congress and the secretary. of Justice on their findings.
December 16, 2019 – The New Yorker publishes an article in which Giuliani is quoted as saying that Yovanovitch’s impeachment was a key part of his effort to dig up dirt from the Democrats on behalf of Trump.
December 23, 2019 – New York magazine post an interview with Giuliani in which he accuses the Jewish financier George Soros of appointing US ambassadors, employing FBI agents and being an enemy of Israel. Giuliani says his opposition to Soros is not based on anti-Semitism. “Soros is not a Jew,” says Giuliani. “I am more Jewish than Soros.”
February 10, 2020 – US Attorney General William Barr confirms that the US Department of Justice has been receiving information from Giuliani about his operation in Ukraine.
October 15, 2020 – The Washington Post reports that the White House was warned in 2019 that Giuliani “was being used to fuel Russian disinformation” to the president. Citing conversations with four former officials familiar with the matter, The Washington Post says that US intelligence agencies warned the White House that Giuliani “was the target of a Russian intelligence influence operation” in which Trump was the recipient of the misinformation.
November 14, 2020 – Trump tweets that he has put Giuliani in charge of his post-election campaign legal challenges.
December 6, 2020 – Giuliani is admitted to Georgetown University Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, a source familiar with the matter confirms to CNN. Earlier, Giuliani appeared to confirm his positive diagnosis, hours after it was announced on Twitter by Trump, by tweeting that he is “receiving great care and feeling fine.” He leaves the hospital after four days.
January 25, 2021 – Voting technology company Dominion Voting Systems is suing Giuliani for $ 1.3 billion over his allegations of voter fraud.
April 29, 2021 – Federal agents execute a search warrant at Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment and office. Rober Costello, Giuliani’s attorney, said the order described an investigation into a possible violation of foreign lobbying laws and that it sought communications between Giuliani and people like a former Hill columnist John Solomon.
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