Representative Elaine Luria (D-VA) says that Rudy Giuliani is working with the January 6th Committee, and will be testifying. As she explains it, he’s “at the center” of the plotting that led to the attack, and is willing to speak to the House Select Committee. She’s also suggesting that a lot more will become public knowledge in the next few months.
In a Sunday interview with MSNBC, Representative Luria discussed Giuliani’s role and his testimony, as well as when the Committee will be releasing more information to the public.
You can watch the brief interview below.
The work of the @January6thCmte is to provide a full and factual account of everything that led up to January 6th, the events of that day and the aftermath.
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— Rep. Elaine Luria (@RepElaineLuria) February 13, 2022
In this, she confirms a few important points. First of these is that, while several of Trump’s allies have resisted complying with Congressional subpoenas, Giuliani is in contact with the Committee and does plan to testify. She also mentions that he’s missed one scheduled date to do so, but that it’s being rescheduled, so if he has intentions to dodge the subpoena or try to delay, he’s not doing so openly.
Though Giuliani is, Luria says, trying to decide how formal of an interview he’s willing to give, she assures listeners that even in an informal interview, there are consequences for lying to Congress, so he won’t be able to use a less-formal hearing as a means to get away with covering for himself or others by giving false information.
Finally, she breaks the news that, while public hearings are not yet scheduled, the plan is for them to take place starting “this spring” — so any time in the next few months, and clearly in advance of the midterm elections. Notably, Steve Bannon’s court date for refusing to comply with a Congressional subpoena isn’t until July, so it seems the Committee is confident in having enough information and evidence without his cooperation.
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