Rudy Giuliani’s expected appearance before January 6 committee canceled but talks continue, his lawyer says
Robert Costello said his client had been expected to appear virtually before the panel on Friday. On Thursday, Giuliani asked to record the interview, both audio and video, but the committee rejected that request, Costello said.
Although Friday’s meeting is off, Costello said, talks between the two sides continue.
CNN has reached out to the January 6 committee for comment.
A central figure in Trump’s failed bid to overturn the 2020 election, Giuliani was subpoenaed by the committee in January and has been engaging with lawmakers, through his lawyer, about the scope of the subpoena and whether he may be able to comply with some requests.
In its subpoena, the committee alleges that Giuliani “actively promoted claims of election fraud on behalf of the former President and sought to convince state legislators to take steps to overturn the election results.” The subpoena also states that Giuliani was in contact with Trump and members of Congress “regarding strategies for delaying or overturning the results of the 2020 election.”
As with other witnesses under subpoena, the committee has previously said it expects Giuliani to “cooperate fully.”
This story has been updated with additional details.
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