Rudolph Giuliani, the attorney and former adviser to President Donald Trump, is in discussions with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol and may agree to answer their questions, according to an exclusive New York Times report published late Saturday.
However, Giuliani indicated through his lawyer that he’s less hostile to investigative efforts than some of the other members of Trump’s circle. Giuliani’s cooperation, if substantive, could provide a major breakthrough.
One unnamed source told the Times that Giuliani was discussing whether to give investigators a formal deposition or an informal interview. He may also seek to block some information from questioning by invoking attorney-client privilege with Trump.
The House panel subpoenaed Giuliani last month, alongside three other Trump aides — attorneys Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell, and former campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn.
“The select committee is looking into the causes that contributed to the violence on Jan. 6 including attempts to promote unsupported claims of election fraud and pressure campaigns to overturn the 2020 election results,” Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in a statement at the time.