Rudy Giuliani agreed to testify before the January 6th Committee about the events leading up to the attack on Congress. Then, he changed his mind and backed out. Then, he spoke to Steve Bannon — Donald Trump’s former advisor, who is currently facing criminal contempt of court charges for also refusing to comply with a Congressional subpoena on the same matter — about what caused him to rethink his appearance.
As reported last month, Giuliani agreed to cooperate with the January 6th Committee and sit down for an interview. He was hardly alone — while a few holdouts, like Mark Meadows and the aforementioned Bannon have refused to comply with subpoenas (though Meadows did share a lot of revealing documents including text messages first), many others in Trump’s inner circle have complied. Even his own adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, as well as her husband, Jared Kushner, have voluntarily provided testimony.
However, as NBC reported yesterday, Giuliani had a sudden change of heart, only a day before his scheduled Friday testimony. His attorney, Robert Costello, said this was because the Committee would not allow Giuliani’s legal team to record the hearing.
To Bannon, however, Giuliani said that it was because the Committee “tried to frame” Trump, and demanded to know if he (Giuliani) looks like a fool.
Rudy canceled his testimony before the J6 Committee today because they wouldn’t let him film it. “I’m going to trust them? Do I look like a fool?” Rudy then says he wants to ask the audience if they think he’s a fool. Bannon laughs and says that’s probably a bad idea. pic.twitter.com/yb8fhgYW5I
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) May 6, 2022
“You got a bunch of people on that committee that tried to frame the sitting President of the United Staets, and I’m gonna trust them? Do I look like a fool? Would you trust them?”
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