Rudy Giuliani is expected to appear before the January 6 committee next month 2022-04-27 19:07:22


The expected appearance comes after months of negotiations between lawmakers and the former New York mayor, who served as former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney for most of his presidency.

Giuliani, a central figure in Trump’s failed attempt to nullify the 2020 election, was summoned by the committee in January and was Dealing with legislatorsthrough his attorney, about the scope of the subpoena and whether he might be able to comply with some of the requests.

In its subpoena, the committee alleges that Giuliani “actively promoted allegations of election fraud on behalf of the former president and sought to persuade state lawmakers to take steps to nullify the election results.” The subpoena also said Giuliani had been in contact with Trump and members of Congress “regarding strategies to delay or cancel the results of the 2020 election.”

CNN previously reported that Giuliani supervised the efforts In December 2020, to cast illegal voters from seven states that Trump lost, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the scheme.
As previously reported by CNN, Giuliani may have been willing to testify about allegations of election fraud but that he had not intended to waive executive privilege or an attorney-client.

It’s unclear if the committee agreed to honor Giuliani’s concerns about the franchise, but he could invoke franchise protections in response to individual questions if he chose to.

As with other witnesses under the subpoena, the commission previously said it expected Giuliani’s “full cooperation.” The committee declined to comment on Wednesday on Giuliani’s expected appearance.

His highly anticipated appearance comes as several prominent figures from Trump’s inner circle recently spoke with the committee voluntarily. Trump’s daughter and former White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, was too They were interviewed for nearly eight hours Earlier this month, her husband Jared Kushner Meet the team also. Donald Trump Jr. too is expected to meet with the committee in the coming weeks.
Giuliani also faces legal risks on several other fronts. CNN reported that the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in New York May soon reach a fee decision Regarding external pressure efforts involving Ukraine. He also faces potential fines or settlements for his actions in an attempt to invalidate the results of the 2020 election in Trump’s favour. Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1 billion defamation lawsuit against Giuliani for his unfounded allegations of election fraud.