Jan 6th Makes False Accusations Regarding Giuliani

Written By BlabberBuzz | Friday, 26 November 2021 15:45

The House committee probing the January 6 Capitol riot reportedly made a misleading claim against a witness, Bernard Kerik, who worked for former President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani to study the 2020 election.

The committee accused Kerik in a subpoena of visiting a meeting in Washington, D.C., to consider possible ways of reversing the 2020 presidential election. Nevertheless, tollbooth records oppose this claim and reveal that he was in New York City at the time of the made-up meeting, Just The News reported .

"You reportedly participated in a meeting on January 5, 2021, at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., in which Rudolph Giuliani, Stephen Bannon, John Eastman, and others discussed options for overturning the results of the November 2020 election such as, among other things, pressuring Vice President Pence to not certify the electoral college results,'" the committee said in its November 8 subpoena .

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The committee said it had "credible evidence" and mentioned two pieces by the Washington Post that did not actually say Kerik attended the January 5 meeting. Instead, the articles claimed that he had been to that hotel "around" the time of January 6.

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The subpoena also cited Bob Woodward's book Peril, but the book did not even mention Kerik, according to Just The News .

Following discoveries that the accusation was inaccurate, the committee admitted its mistake in a letter to Kerik's attorney, the outlet reported.

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"In advance of our deposition of Mr. Kerik, we wanted to correct an error in the letter accompanying the subpoena," the committee said in its letter, according to Just The News. "Nonetheless, the Select Committee still believes that Mr. Kerik has information about efforts to evaluate claims of election fraud and other matters relevant to its inquiry." The committee also accused him of paying for hotel rooms that served as "election-related command centers." Kerik confirmed this to CNN, according to the outlet.

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The committee requested in its subpoena that Kerik confer it with reports by November 23 and come for a statement by December 3. A lawyer for Kerik told the committee that he intends to comply with the subpoena, but he needs more time and an apology for the accusation, CNN reported.

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Kerik is a former New York Police Department commissioner. In 2004, then-President George Bush nominated him to serve as secretary of homeland security. He subsequently withdrew from consideration.

In 2010, he was convicted to four years in prison on felony fraud charges and making false statements to government officials. He was pardoned by then-President Trump in 2020 .

Kerik never finished his probe of the 2020 election, according to Just The News.

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