Giuliani says he ‘didn’t have the time’ to verify election claims in deposition video
During a videotaped deposition, Rudy Giuliani, who previously served as former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, said he “didn’t have the time” to look into the credibility of election fraud reports, according to tapes exclusively obtained by CNN.
Dominion Voting Systems is suing Giuliani and other Trump allies for repeatedly making unsubstantiated claims that the company rigged the 2020 presidential election in favor of Joe Biden.
“We had a report that the heads of Dominion and Smartmatic, somewhere in the mid-tweens, you know 2013, 2014, whatever, went down to Venezuela for a get-to-know meeting with [President Nicolás] Maduro so they could demonstrate to Maduro the kind of vote fixing they did for [former President Hugo] Chavez,” Giuliani says in the deposition footage.
An attorney for former Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer then says, “You say the heads of Dominion and Smartmatic.”
“Yes, that’s what I was told. … Before the press conference I was told about it,” Giuliani answered. “Sometimes I go and look myself — when stuff comes up. This time I didn’t have the time to do it.”
“It’s not my job, in a fast-moving case, to go out and investigate every piece of evidence that was given to me. Otherwise, you’re never going to write a story. You’ll never come to a conclusion,” Guiliani added.
Dominion Voting Systems has lawsuits against Giuliani, former Trump attorney Sidney Powell, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.