Is this some sort of Trump-lawyer trend, or are there legitimate reason for those within No. 45’s orbit to be so suddenly compelled to yap at authorities?
The question ins certainly a tough one, and this week’s news definitely won’t clear anything up.
Rudolph W. Giuliani, who as former President Donald J. Trump’s lawyer helped lead the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, is in discussions with the House Jan. 6 committee about responding to its questions, according to three people familiar with the matter.Advertisement - story continues below
The extent of any assistance that Mr. Giuliani might provide remains unclear and the negotiations could easily fall apart, especially as Mr. Trump continues to publicly rail against the investigation.
But Mr. Giuliani, through his lawyer, has signaled to the committee that he plans to take a less confrontational stance toward its requests than some other members of Mr. Trump’s inner circle who are fighting the committee’s subpoenas or have otherwise refused to cooperate.
Giuliani was an integral part of the Trump legal team in the aftermath of the 2020 election, and his work to expose the perceived trouble of that contest will undoubtedly make its way into this new trial.