Rudy Giuliani met Friday with the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot after months of negotiations with the investigative agency.
Former President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney has spent more than nine hours speaking with lawmakers in a virtual interview, according to CNN.
Giuliani, 77, canceled a previously scheduled deposition with the panel earlier this month after investigators failed to agree to have him recorded, the network previously reported.
Trump had hired Giuliani to find evidence to support his false claims of voter fraud following the Republican’s 2020 loss to President Biden.
The former New York City mayor and US attorney has filed dozens of lawsuits challenging the contest’s results, urging Trump supporters to engage in a “trial by combat” on the morning of the January 6, 2021 violent riot.
He was subpoenaed by the House Select Committee in January when officials claimed he had “fostered unsubstantiated theories about voter fraud” and “was in direct contact with the former president about attempts to stop vote counting.”
The former federal prosecutor is also being investigated by his old office and faces a $1.3 billion lawsuit over his voter fraud allegations.
The nine-member panel, consisting of seven Democrats and two Republicans, polled more than 1,000 people. Earlier in the week it declined a request from the Justice Department to share transcripts of the interviews, claiming such a move was “premature”.
More than 800 people have been arrested in connection with the Justice Department investigation, the largest in US history.
With AP wires
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