Rudy Giuliani's lawyers contacted local prosecutors to inform them that a recent medical procedure would prevent the former New York City mayor from flying to Atlanta to testify before a grand jury.

His request to delay the grand jury appearance was met with little sympathy from the office of the Fulton County district attorney. It was suggested that Giuliani was having no trouble traveling by the office's reply.

In a court filing Monday, prosecutors in Georgia said they had obtained records showing that Giuliani had bought multiple airline tickets with cash, including tickets to Rome, Italy, and Switzerland. Wills' office did not say that Giuliani took those flights.

On the eve of his scheduled grand jury appearance, a prosecutor wrote that all of those dates were after the witness's medical procedure.

In light of the letter provided to the district attorney suggesting that the witness is not cleared for air travel, the district attorney offered to provide alternative ways of travel for the witness. A picture of Giuliani in New Hampshire was included in the filing.

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A tweet showed Rudy Giuliani in New Hampshire after undergoing an unspecified medical procedure.
Fulton County district attorney's office

A judge in Fulton County will hear Giuliani's request to delay his grand jury appearance. William H. Thomas Jr. wouldn't comment.

Giuliani traveled from New York to New Hampshire after a medical procedure, according to a court filing. He said that Giuliani traveled by private car in which he was the passenger.

Thomas said that he was not cleared for air travel. His office remained firm in their refusal to agree to a continuation. Giuliani would appear before the grand jury, but not in person.

"Mr. Giuliani is not trying to delay, obstruct or avoid giving evidence that is not subject to some claim of privilege in this matter," Thomas wrote. He is willing to cooperate in this matter subject to any ethical obligations that may prevent that cooperation.

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Fulton County Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis in recent weeks has been moving quick to secure additional testimony in her Trump investigation.
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Fani Willis' aggressive moves

There was a dispute between local prosecutors in Georgia and Giuliani's lawyers in the lead up to his appearance before the grand jury.

As part of the inquiry, local prosecutors are looking into a now-infamous phone call Trump made to Georgia's secretary of state, urging him to reverse his loss to Joe Biden.

In the last few weeks, he has moved very fast. In addition to winning a court battle forcing Giuliani to testify before a grand jury, her office has pursued fake electors who supported Trump and subpoenaed Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina.

Following the 2020 election, Giuliani was among the former president's allies who participated in a scheme to create slates of so-called alternate slates of pro- Trump electors. The pro- Trump electors in Georgia were told that they could be charged in connection with the criminal investigation.

Giuliani spent hours peddling false conspiracy theories about election fraud in Georgia in December of 2020. He told them that they couldn't certify Georgia in good faith.

The January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is being investigated by the House committee. In June, one of the committee's public hearings featured testimony from a former Georgia election official who was the target of a conspiracy theory spread by Trump and Giuliani.

My life has been turned upside down by it. I don't give out my card anymore. Moss told the House January 6 panel that he did not want anyone to know his name. I don't buy groceries at the store. I haven't been in a long time. I've gained some weight. I just don't do anything.