Rudy Giuliani testifies in Georgia grand jury investigation of election interference

Giuliani falsely claimed that election workers brought "suitcases full of ballots" to the polls.
4:42 | 08/17/22

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Transcript for Rudy Giuliani testifies in Georgia grand jury investigation of election interference
TO RENDER ANY CRIMINAL CHARGES. >>, STEVE, THANK YOU. LET'S BRING AN ARROGANT KATERSKY AND THE -- JEFF ROBINS. AARON, THE SPECIAL GRAND JURY DOESN'T HAVE THE POWER TO CHARGE ANYONE. WHEN IS THE POINT OF TODAY'S TESTIMONY. WHAT IS GIULIANI EXPECTED TO SAY. >> THEY ARE THE INVESTIGATIVE BODY HERE, DIANE. THEY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE HEARING WITNESS TESTIMONY. THEY ARE REVIEWING EVIDENCE TO SEE WHETHER CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE PERHAPS WARRANTED. AND THEN ANOTHER GRAND JURY WILL HAVE TO BE IN PANEL TO VOTE ON AN INDICTMENT. GIULIANI CAN EXPECT A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS EFFORTS TO OVERTURN THE GEORGIA VOTE AND THE EVIDENCE THAT HE NEVER TURNED OVER DESPITE MAKING CLAIMS ABOUT SUITCASES FULL OF BALLOTS ARE VOTING MACHINE IRREGULARITIES. THERE ARE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS THAT THE GRAND JURY MIGHT HAVE ABOUT ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP. ALTHOUGH, GIULIANI HAS ALREADY SAID HE IS NOT GOING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FORMER PRESIDENT. BECAUSE THOSE CONVERSATIONS WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGE. >> GIULIANI'S LAWYERS SAY HE IS A TARGET OF THIS INVESTIGATION. FROM A LEGAL STANDPOINT, WHAT KIND OF SIGNIFICANCE DOES THAT HAVE? >> IT MEANS HE COULD BE INDICTED. HE COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES. WOULD HE BE CHARGED? WITH WE DO NOT KNOW. THE FULTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS SAID SHE IS CONSIDERING THINGS LIKE CONSPIRACY, RACKETEERING, SUGGESTING THAT SHE MAY COME TO BELIEVE THAT THE ENTIRE ENTERPRISE AROUND THE FORMER PRESIDENT TO TRY TO OVERTURN THE VOTE WAS CORRUPT. AND MEANT TO DO THINGS IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW TO, PERHAPS, MESS WITH THE VOTES SO THAT THE FORMER PRESIDENT COULD RETAIN OFFICE. AGAIN, AS STEVE NOTED, DIANE, WE ARE A WAYS FROM ANY CONCLUSIONS. >> JEFF, DO YOU EXPECT THAT GIULIANI WILL FACE CHARGES OR ANYONE ELSE? >> I THINK HE WILL FACE CHARGES HAVING BEEN TERMED A TARGET. HE IS LIKELY TO FACE CHARGES. HE IS IN A BAD. WAY I WOULD NOT EXPECT HIM TO BE MAKING ANY STATEMENTS IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS. I EXPECT HIM IN CONNECTION WITH TODAY'S, QUOTE UNQUOTE, TESTIMONY TO BE -- TO BE INVOKING THE FIFTH AMENDMENT PRIVILEGES. TO BE INVOKING ANY PRIVILEGE HE CAN THINK OF WHICH PERMITS HIM TO AVOID ANSWERING QUESTIONS. HE IS IN SUCH JEOPARDY AT THIS POINT, THE LAST THING HE WANTS TO DO IS EITHER PROVIDED TRUTHFUL TESTIMONY, WHICH HURTS HIM, OR PROVIDE FALSE TESTIMONY WHICH THEN SUBJECT SIMPSON TO PERJURY CHARGES. I WOULD EXPECT HIM TO BE IN CHARGE. I WOULD EXPECT HIM TO NOT ASSIST PROSECUTORS TODAY AND TO NOT A SYSTEM BY REFUSING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON ONE BASIS OR ANOTHER. >> AARON, AT AN EVENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TODAY, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE SAID HE WOULD CONSIDER TESTIFYING BEFORE THE JANUARY SIX COMMITTEE IF HE WAS CALLED UPON. SO, WHAT KIND OF AN IMPACT COULD THAT HAVE ON THE INVESTIGATION? >> WE KNOW THE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN NEGOTIATING WITH PENCE'S LAWYERS FOR MONTHS TO TRY TO SECURE AN APPEARANCE FOR THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BEFORE THE COMMITTEE. THEY HAVE ALREADY LAID OUT WHERE VICE PRESIDENT PENCE WAS AND WHAT HE WAS DOING IN CONTRAST TO, SAY, WHAT THE FORMER PRESIDENT WAS NOT DOING. ORDERING THE NATIONAL GUARD. BEING IN REAL COMMAND AND CONTROL OF THE SITUATION FROM THE UNDERGROUND PARKING GARAGE IN THE CAPITAL. I THINK THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM HIM DIRECTLY. DURING AN EVENT AT A COLLEGE, HE SAID HE WOULD CONSIDER AN INVITATION IF IT COMES. HE ALSO NOTED, DIANE, THAT AS THE VICE PRESIDENT, IT WOULD BE UNUSUAL FOR HIM TO BE CALLED TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS. WE ARE NOT SURE HE WOULD ACCEPT. HE AT LEAST SAID TODAY HE WOULD CONSIDER IT. >> JEFF, TOMORROW AGENDA HOLD A HEARING ON WHETHER OR NOT TO UNSEAL THAT AFFIDAVIT FOR THE MAR-A-LAGO SEARCH. TRUMP IS CALLING FOR ITS RELEASE. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT COULD COMPROMISE ITS INVESTIGATION. HOW LIKELY IS IT, DO YOU THINK, FOR THE JUDGE TO SIDE WITH THE GOVERNMENT IN A CASE LIKE THIS WITH SUCH SENSITIVE MATERIAL? >> I THINK, AS TERRI POINTED OUT, IT IS HIGHLY LIKELY THE JUDGE WILL SIDE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. IRONICALLY, THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND MR. TRUMP BELIEVE THAT THE SAME THING WILL OCCUR IF THE AFFIDAVIT'S RELEASE. THEY BOTH BELIEVE THE INVESTIGATION WILL BE IMPEDED. THEY BOTH BELIEVE THAT SOURCES WILL BE COMPROMISE. THAT IS WHY THE TRUMP TEAM WANTS THE AFFIDAVIT TO BE DISCLOSED. THAT IS WHY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WANTS IT NOT TO BE DISCLOSED. MY BET IT WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED EXACTLY FOR THE REASONS THAT

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