Rudy Giuliani, Lawyer to Trump, Undergoes Interview in Jan. 6 Investigation
Rudy Giuliani voluntarily interviewed by Justice Department special counsel investigators.
Rudy Giuliani, a member of Donald Trump's legal team, who sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in battleground states, has recently been interviewed by investigators from the Justice Department special counsel's office.
A spokesman for Giuliani, Ted Goodman, confirmed the voluntary nature of the interview, stating that it was conducted in a professional manner.
According to an anonymous source familiar with the matter, the interview did not take place before a grand jury, and the specific questions asked by investigators were not disclosed.
This interview is another indication of the ongoing investigative activity led by special counsel Jack Smith. Smith's team of prosecutors is closely examining the efforts made by Trump and his allies to challenge the election results in the weeks leading up to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.
It is worth noting that Smith recently filed a separate case against Trump, accusing him of illegally retaining classified documents at his Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago.
As Trump's lawyer, Giuliani played a significant role in pushing baseless legal challenges to the election results. His legal team filed lawsuits in battleground states, making unsupported claims of widespread election fraud, despite statements from officials, including Trump's own Attorney General William Barr, who denied the existence of such problems.
Due to his involvement in these efforts, Giuliani has become a central figure in various investigations. He was previously interviewed by a House committee investigating the events leading up to the January 6 attack on the Capitol, as well as by prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, who have been examining attempts to undermine the state's election.
The Justice Department prosecutors have been examining the role played by Trump's legal advisors in attempting to overturn the election for several months now. In July, John Eastman, a conservative lawyer who assisted Trump in challenging the election results, reported that federal agents had seized his phone.
An email seeking comment from the special counsel's office was not immediately returned, but CNN was the first to report on Giuliani's interview.