Rudy Giuliani Gave Hours of Testimony to Jan 6th Committee
Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who pushed fake legal challenges to the 2020 election, met for hours with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to a source who spoke to the Associated Press. Giuliani had been scheduled to meet with the Committee earlier this month, but that meeting was rescheduled.
Giuliani, who served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, was interviewed virtually and spoke with the Committee for much of the day on Friday, according to the AP. The Committee had previously said it was seeking records and an interview with Giuliani, and that it wanted information about Giuliani’s plan for Trump to direct the seizure of voting machines as well as his efforts to persuade state legislators to take steps to overturn the election results. Giuliani also spoke at the rally in front of the White House that preceded the January 6th Capitol attack.
The Committee originally had subpoenaed Giuliani in January along with other members of the Trump legal team who plotted to overturn election results in battleground states through lawsuits that made unsupported claims of vast election fraud. Trump’s then-Attorney General, William Barr, has said there were no widespread irregularities that could have affected the outcome of the race won by President Joe Biden, and judges across the country have dismissed the allegations.
Very intriguing that there are no leaks yet re: NINE hours of Giuliani testimony yesterday—the length implies he did not take the 5th. John Dean said last night on CNN that perhaps they gave him immunity for his testimony, which would be incredibly explosive if so, in a good way.
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) May 21, 2022
Giuliani is seen as a critical aide for the Committee, which has interviewed nearly 1,000 witnesses, including family members of Trump and advisers in his inner circle. The Committee, which declined to comment about Giuliani’s testimony, plans a series of televised hearings in June.
Rumor has it that Rudy Giuliani drank a fifth instead of pleading the Fifth while testifying in front of the January 6th Committee.
— Mayo 🇺🇦🌻 (@MayoIsSpicyy) May 21, 2022