Rudy Giuliani, ex-president Donald Trump’s personal attorney, is already facing a defamation suit from Dominion Voting Systems for his public claims about the company. Now he could be facing another over the accusations he’s leveled, without offering any support for his claims, against the Lincoln Project.
The Lincoln Project is a group that came together to unite Republicans that do not support Donald Trump. In addition to assuring people that it was okay to be a conservative and oppose Trump, they created ads designed to target the then-President, and “throw him off his game,” and they plan to continue opposing what they define as ‘Trumpism’ even with him out of office.
However, speaking to Steve Bannon on his War Room show this week, Giuliani spun a wild tale in which some unnamed person connected to the Lincoln Project — slightly more loosely connected as the attorney and former mayor backpedaled in retelling — joined forces with the mythical antifa to bring anti-Trump forces to D.C. on January 6th. In Rudy’s alternative history, it’s these imagined foes, rather than supporters of Donald Trump (though as he retells the story a final time, he admits that some Trump supporters were there too) who stormed the Capitol, threatening the lives f Democratic lawmakers and Republican lawmakers who they saw as failing the second-place candidate in the 2020 election.
(That video can be seen here, and it’s at least as bizarre as it sounds.)
Now, some Lincoln Project founders say they’re looking into a defamation case against Rudy Giuliani — possibly to include Donald Trump as well — for these remarks. You can see a Twitter conversation between two of them, Rick Wilson and Steve Schmidt, below.
Oh, they do. https://t.co/4xoIPqPusn
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 29, 2021
Though there’s no word that a lawsuit has actually been filed yet, to say that the Lincoln Project team likes the idea would be to minimize their apparent enthusiasm, and they’ve made it clear they’re already addressing it to their legal representation.
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