Rudy Giuliani, who served as personal attorney to Donald Trump during the latter portion of his presidency, and who pushed election disinformation cases in courts, resulting in the suspension of his license to practice law, doesn’t seem to have done himself, or Trump, any favors n his testimony to the January 6th Committee.
The House Select Committee played a portion of Giuliani’s deposition during the Thursday public hearing. In this short clip, the former mayor of NYC discussed Jeffrey Clark, the former Acting Assistant Attorney General, and plans to have him take a role in efforts to overturn the election. Giuliani first seems to affirm that he did recommend this to Trump, then goes on to say that he remembers telling people that someone should be put in charge who wouldn’t be concerned about the damage the election schemes would potentially do to their reputation.
Deposition from Rudy Giuliani:
“I do recall saying to people that somebody should be put in charge of the Justice Department who isn’t frightened of what’s going to be done to their reputation.” pic.twitter.com/gVCAMLvEQf
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) June 23, 2022
“You mean beyond the president?… Well, beyond the president, I do recall saying to people that somebody should be put in charge at the Justice Department who isn’t frightened of what’s going to be done to their reputation, because the Justice Department was filled with people like that.”
The Select Committee is using this hearing to demonstrate how Donald Trump attempted to place someone in charge of the DOJ who would help advance his false election claims, after being told that the Department could not substantiate any of the claims.
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