Giuliani withdraws from House committee on January 6

Rudy Giuliani The House Selection Committee has canceled a scheduled transcription interview. January 6 attack on the US CapitolA committee spokesperson said Thursday night.

Tim Mulvey said, “Mr. Giuliani agreed to participate in a recorded interview with the Select Committee. “Today he informed the committee investigators that he would not appear unless they were allowed to record the interview, which was by no means an agreed upon condition.”

Mulvey said Giuliani was “a significant witness to the overthrow of the government and he is still being subpoenaed.” Mulvey said that if Giuliani refuses to comply, “the committee will consider all enforcement options.”

Giuliani has been summoned Jenna Ellis and Jenna Ellis at the January 2022 Committee Sydney PowellTwo lawyers and former Trump White House aide Boris Epstein, who worked to promote false allegations of former President Trump about the election.

4 people participated November 19, 2020 press conference It features unsubstantiated claims that the election has been spoofed and that Trump has won “overwhelming”.

Rudy Giuliani and Trump General Counsel hold a press conference at RNC HQ.
Rudy Giuliani speaks to the press on various lawsuits related to the 2020 elections at Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington DC on November 19, 2020.

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At the time of the subpoena, Senator Bennie Thompson, chairman of the committee, said at the time of the subpoena that “all four unsupported advanced theories of election fraud have either made an effort to overturn election results, or have had direct contact with the former president about attempts to stop the counting.” number of electoral colleges.”

On January 6, the commission sent a letter to Giuliani in January 2022, stating that it had witness testimony urging the former New York Mayor to instruct Trump to seize voting machines across the United States in December 2020. The Department of Homeland Security did not have that authority.

Since then, Giuliani’s legal license has been stop in New York And Washington DC

Giuliani’s refusal to appear, the son of the former president Donald Trump Jr. meets the committee. A source told CBS News that the interview lasted about three hours.

The January 6 committee, created by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last year, is closing its investigation phase. Hearings are due to begin on June 9, and Thompson said there will be eight hearings last week.

So far, the committee has issued dozens of subpoenas, including Trump’s allies, former White House officials, campaign advisers and individuals who were involved in planning a rally outside the White House before the Capitol building was besieged. Trump’s Four Allies – Steve BannonFormer White House Chief of Staff Mark MeadowsTrade advisor Peter Navarro and ex-communications official Dan Scavino blasphemed Congress for refusing to comply with subpoenas. The Justice Department charged Bannon.. Everyone said they were following Trump’s instructions, claiming executive privileges.

A committee of seven Democrats and two Republicans January 6th attack, when thousands of Trump supporters descended to the Capitol as Congress counted the Electoral College votes, it was a largely ritualistic final step to confirming President Biden’s victory. Lawmakers fled the riot, killing five Hundreds more arrested. Trump, who encouraged supporters to “walk down” to the Capitol at an Ellipse rally before the countdown, said: impeachment in the House of Representatives A week after instigating the riot not guilty in the Senate.

Rebecca Kaplan and Ellis Kim contributed to this report.


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