© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, during an appearance on the John Catsimatidis radio show in New York City, New York, U.S., September 10, 2021. REUTERS / Brendan McDer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Rudy Giuliani, who served as former U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, met for more than nine hours on Friday with the House committee investigating the 6 January 2021 against the Capitol, CNN reported, citing two sources. .
Giuliani, a former New York mayor, had previously refused to appear before the panel unless his testimony was videotaped, his attorney Robert Costello said earlier this month. The committee said at the time that Giuliani had agreed to a transcribed interview.
Costello and the committee did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment on CNN’s report.
The committee is trying to establish Trump’s actions as thousands of his supporters stormed the Capitol in January last year, sending members of Congress and then-Vice President Mike Pence rushing to take shelter.
Congress had gathered to officially certify Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over Republican Trump in the November 2020 presidential election.
More than 900 people, including many of Trump’s White House aides, were interviewed as part of the committee’s investigation.