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Rudy Giuliani insists Trump had ‘nothing to do’ with Jan 6 uprising

In addition to lying that the presidential election was rigged, inviting supporters to DC for a “wild” time, and telling people to march to the US Capitol and “fight like hell” on January 6, 2021, Donald Trump had absolutely “nothing to do”. with the events of that day, his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted.

Giuliani was responding to the dramatic hearing last Thursday with the House Select Committee laying out the planning for the event and overturning the Trump-led election that preceded the violence. Giuliani called the hearing an “embarrassment.”

“I assure you, as I assured you of [the] stolen election, it was not an insurrection or a coup,” Giuliani said Saturday on his “Common Sense” podcast.

“The president had nothing to do with it, and none of the people close to the president did,” he added. “The way they’re being treated is an indication of the fascist-type government that the Bidens, the Pelosis, the socialists, who still love fascist-type government… will lead, as long as you keep them in power.”

Giuliani called the violence at the Capitol a “spontaneous” riot. He also suggested without any evidence that left-wing antifa was significantly involved in an event Trump just described last week as the “greatest move in our country’s history to make America great again.” “.

Giuliani himself was deeply involved in attempts to overturn the 2020 election. He was reportedly a key player in submitting fake voter lists to replace legitimately chosen voters in certain states in an effort to overturn the results.

Republican voters declared themselves “duly elected and qualified” and sent signed certificates to Washington claiming to affirm Trump as the winner in five states he had effectively lost.

“This is not political theatre. This is not protected speech,” Nessel said. “This is an attack on the very fabric of our system of government.”

Last week, the Disciplinary Branch of the District of Columbia Bar Association filed ethics charges against Giuliani, alleging he promoted unsubstantiated voter fraud allegations in Pennsylvania.

Last June, an appeals court suspended Giuliani from practicing law in New York because he made false statements in an attempt to get the courts to overturn Trump’s defeat. His law degree from DC was also suspended.


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