Rudolph W. Giuliani disputes a claim by a former White House adviser that he asked for a pardon from Trump after the January 6, 2021, Riot at the Capitol.
“No. I have never asked for pardons nor even considered one. I have never lied or done anything wrong. “Friends suggested Trump pardon everyone because corrupt Democrats tried to frame people,” said Mr. Giuliani. He is a close ally of Mr. Trump and was once counsel to him. “Case, Russian hoax & Quid pro Quo
During testimony before the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 Riots, Cassidy Hutchinson (an aide to ex-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows) testified that Mr. Giuliani and her boss had inquired about pardons.
The pardons she requested were for the Jan. 6 riots, when pro-Trump demonstrators broke into the U.S. Capitol in protest of lawmakers who had certified the election.
Trump attorney John Eastman asserted Fifth Amendment rights two weeks ago when he testified in front of the committee. He told Mr. Giuliani via email Jan. 6 that “I have decided that I should go on the pardons list, if it is still in progress .”
Robert Costello was Mr. Giuliani’s attorney. He previously denied that Mr. Giuliani.
“I never asked for a pardon. My client President Trump asked me to decline a pardon. The former New York mayor stated that I hadn’t done anything wrong and therefore no pardon was necessary.
Mr. Meadows also denies that he asked for a pardon. He said through a spokesperson, “He never sought a Pardon and never intended to .”
Mr. Giuliani was present before the committee in May for nine hours, although it’s not known if he answered any questions regarding presidential pardon requests.
Mr. Meadows declined, however, to give evidence before the committee.
Ms. Hutchinson and 26, had previously testified to the fact that GOP House members, which included Reps. Scott Perry, Louie Gohmert, Mo Brooks, Alabama, Matt Gaetz, Florida, Andy Biggs, Arizona, requested pardons from President Barack Obama following Jan. 6th riots.
These lawmakers have also disputed the claims made by Ms. Hutchinson.