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Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, told ABC News that “he’s working on” Trump’s impeachment defense. Giuliani plans to introduce the allegations of the president’s claims of voter fraud at the impeachment trial, both to defend the President and to further raise awareness.
Last week, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump, with all Democrats along with 10 Republican members voting to charge the president with “incitement an insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol.
Rudy Giuliani refuted the validity of the impeachment because the president’s rally speech did not incite the riot and it was irrelevant to violence. “Basically, if [incitement] is going to happen, it’s got to happen right away,” he said. “You’d have to have people running out, you’d have to have people running out of that frozen speech, right up to the Capitol. And that’s basically, incitement,” Giuliani said.
He pointed out that the impeachment was “totally untrue.” “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.”
Giuliani also said that he personally believed Trump should move to dismiss the trial outright. “If they decide to bring it to a trial, he should move to dismiss the impeachment as entirely illegal. It was the only impeachment ever done in what, two days, three days,” Giuliani told ABC News. “We would say to the court, ‘You are now permitting in the future, basically in two days, the Congress can just impeach on anything they want to.”