Members of the House Select Committee investigating the attack on U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 have stated that they expect Rudy Giuliani to comply with a subpoena. He was previously a personal attorney to former President Donald Trump.
Giuliani must comply with the subpoena orders hand over documentsThe attack and a plan to reverse the 2020 presidential election result are both discussed. Giuliani has also been ordered to speak with the committee’s investigators in a closed-door deposition.
Giuliani was due to speak last week before the January 6 commission, but it was rescheduled. an aide to the select committee said.
In an appearance CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) said he and other members of the panel expect Giuliani to cooperate in spite of the delay.
“Our expectation is he is going to cooperate because that’s the law, that’s the requirement, same as if somebody subpoenaed to court,” Kinzinger said.
“There may be some changes and dates and moments here as, you know, lawyers do their back and forth,” Kinzinger added. “But we fully expect that, in accordance with the law, we’ll hear from Rudy.”
According to reporting from ABC NewsGiuliani has been in active talks with the January 6 commission, setting out the framework for Giuliani’s testimony. Sources claimed that Giuliani had been in active discussions with the January 6 commission, laying out the framework for his testimony. ABC News It is possible that negotiations will end in the next few days without a formal agreement.
In a letter that the committee sent to Giuliani outlining their subpoena order last month, the committee explained that they wish to speak with him regarding his “publicly promoted claims that the 2020 election was stolen” and his “attempts to disrupt or delay the certification of the election results.” The committee also cited witness testimony purporting that Giuliani, in December 2020, “urged President Trump to direct the seizure of voting machines around the country after being told that the Department of Homeland Security had no lawful authority to do so.”
Soon after the subpoena was issued, it was discovered that Giuliani had worked alongside other Trump campaign officials Coordinate a scheme for using fake electorsTo stop the certification of the Electoral College that was due to take effect on January 6, 2021.
Giuliani and other Trump campaign staffers devised a plan for using fake electors to submit forged electoral documents, falsely claiming that Trump had won the states won by Joe Biden. The fake documents were sent to the National Archives and Congress to be counted in the Electoral College; the Trump allies behind the scheme hoped that then-Vice President Mike Pence would either accept the fraudulent votes as real, or say that he couldn’t count any of the votes out of confusion over which were legitimate – allowing them to exploit the mechanisms of the U.S. Constitution to secure Trump’s reelection to the presidency, in spite of him losing the popular vote and the Electoral College to Biden.
Members of the Committee have indicated that they would like to investigate further the scheme.
“We want to look at the fraudulent activity that was contained in the preparation of these fake Electoral College certificates,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D.Maryland), January 6th commission member. “And then we want to look to see to what extent this was part of a comprehensive plan to overthrow the 2020 election.”