Trump’s ex-lawyer Rudy Giuliani summoned by House Committee

Rudy Giuliani, mayor of New York at the time of 9/11 and one of Donald Trump’s closest allies, is accused of actively promoting allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, and of attempting convince local elected officials to help annul election results. He was summoned to testify on February 8 before the so-called “January 6” parliamentary commission.

This seeks to establish the responsibility of Donald Trump and his entourage in the assault on the seat of Congress by several hundred of his supporters, when the elected officials certified the victory of his rival Joe Biden in the presidential election. “The special commission is examining the reasons that contributed to the violence of January 6, in particular the attempts to promote unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud”, indicated the elected Democrat Bennie Thompson, who chairs it.

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Another lawyer for Donald Trump, Sidney Powell, is also called to appear before these elected officials on the same date. With Rudy Giuliani, she had, during a press conference, promoted conspiratorial theses, accusing pell-mell Venezuela, Cuba and the Democrats of having hatched an electoral plot.

Others close to Donald Trump, such as his former chief of staff Mark Meadows, have already been targeted by these subpoenas. But faithful to the injunctions of the former president who describes the commission as “partisan”, they refused to cooperate.

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