ABC News reports:
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tells ABC News he’s working as part of the president’s defense team in his upcoming second impeachment trial — and that he’s prepared to argue that the president’s claims of widespread voter fraud did not constitute incitement to violence because the widely-debunked claims are true.
“I’m involved right now … that’s what I’m working on,” Giuliani told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl. A few hours later, Giuliani — who led the president’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results — was spotted at the White House.
“They basically claimed that anytime [Trump] says voter fraud, voter fraud — or I do, or anybody else — we’re inciting to violence; that those words are fighting words because it’s totally untrue,” he said. “Well, if you can prove that it’s true, or at least true enough so it’s a legitimate viewpoint, then they are no longer fighting words.”
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Giuliani says he’s working on Trump’s impeachment defense, would argue voter fraud claims, via ABC. We will see if it’s the case after tonight’s meeting. https://t.co/CbyQBRMQOv
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 17, 2021