The Independent reports:
Following comments by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Lincoln Project founder Steve Schmidt says the group will take legal action against both him and his client, Donald Trump.
In an appearance on former Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s podcast on Friday, Mr Giuliani accused the anti-Trump former Republican of being playing a role in the organisation of the storming of the US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters.
Mr Schmidt told MSNBC host Ali Velshi that he was “thrilled” at the prospect of suing Mr Giuliani, Mr Trump, and Mr Bannon for defamation.
Read the full article. In the letter below, lawyers for the Lincoln Project say Giuliani has until Wednesday to retract his claims. “Refuse at your peril.”
“But look, it is very difficult to sue somebody for defamation or libel in the United States, but our lawyers are telling us that Rudy is well across the line so we’re thrilled about this.” https://t.co/RLmXd570h6
— The Independent (@Independent) January 30, 2021
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 29, 2021
The Lincoln Project’s legal response to the false and defamatory statements made by Rudy Giuliani. pic.twitter.com/MshgYIMC69
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 30, 2021