Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney who has relentlessly railed against a rigged presidential election, admitted in a videotaped interview that he did not actually verify certain claims he made about election fraud and Dominion Voting Systems because he did not “have the time.”
“In a fast-moving case, it’s not my job to go out and investigate every piece of evidence that was given to me,” he said in a taped deposition obtained by CNN, which reported on it Friday. “Otherwise, you’ll never write a story.” You’ll never reach a decision.”
The deposition was part of a $1.3 billion defamation suit filed by Dominion against Giuliani after the 2020 elections.
The suit accuses the former New York City mayor of spreading “the ‘Big Lie’ of vote fraud” and duping “millions of people into believing Dominion had stolen their votes and fixed the election.”
Giuliani recalled, “We had a report that the heads of Dominion and Smartmatic … went down to Venezuela for a get-to-know meeting with [Venezuelan President Nicolás] Maduro so they could demonstrate to Maduro the kind of vote fixing they did for [former President Hugo] Chávez.”
“Sometimes I go and look myself, online when stuff comes up,” Rudy Giuliani said of any verification of the report’s veracity. I didn’t have time to do it this time.”
Giuliani stated that he “was told” about the Dominion connection prior to his press conference a year ago, during which fellow extremist attorney Sidney Powell railed about Dominion’s unsubstantiated Venezuela connection. Dominion has also sued her for defamation in the amount of $1.3 billion.