(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: Did Rudy Giuliani rat out Donald Trump to the Special Counsel this week? Here’s what is known based on several news accounts.
Giuliani, previously a member of Trump’s legal team who sought to contest the 2020 presidential election results in critical states, was recently interviewed by investigators from the Justice Department’s special counsel’s office.
Ted Goodman, a spokesperson for Giuliani, verified the meeting with the special counsel and stated, “The appearance was entirely voluntary and conducted in a professional manner.”
A source knowledgeable about the situation, who chose to remain anonymous due to the ongoing investigation, mentioned that the interview did not occur in front of a grand jury. However, they did not reveal what topics the investigators focused on.
The interview with Giuliani is another indicator of heightened investigative efforts by special counsel Jack Smith and his team. Their primary focus is to analyze attempts by Trump and his supporters to reverse the results of the 2020 election, particularly leading up to the riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Earlier this month, Smith filed a different case accusing Trump of illegally keeping classified documents at his Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago.
During his time as Trump’s lawyer, Giuliani launched dubious legal challenges against the 2020 election results. The legal team filed lawsuits in vital states, asserting unfounded claims of widespread election fraud. However, even officials, including Trump’s Attorney General, William Barr, stated that there was no evidence of such extensive issues.
Because of these efforts, Giuliani has become a significant person of interest in multiple investigations. Last year, he was interviewed by a House committee that explored the events leading up to the January 6 attack. He was also interviewed by prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, investigating attempts to undermine the state’s election results.
For several months now, Justice Department prosecutors have been looking into the role played by Trump’s legal advisors in efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. In July of last year, conservative lawyer John Eastman, who helped Trump challenge the election results, revealed that federal agents had confiscated his phone.
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