President Donald Trump’s lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks with journalists outside the White House West Wing July 1, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and White House lawyer Pat Cipollone have reportedly been sent letters by defamation lawyers instructing them to keep all records related to allegations that Dominion Voting Systems played a key role that allegedly Trump scammed out of an election victory.
Giuliani has also been warned by Dominion’s lawyers that “lawsuits over these issues are imminent,” according to a new CNN report that showed a copy of the letter.
The letters to Cipollone and Giuliani allegedly demanded that Giuliani stop “making defamatory allegations against Dominion”, which produces election machines.
Trump, his campaign attorneys and allies, including attorney Sidney Powell, have without proof claimed that illegal voting changes made to voting machines fraudulently gave the national presidential election to Joe Biden.
Powell last week received a similar letter from Dominion’s lawyers about her “wild, deliberately baseless and false accusations” about the company. The letter demanded that she withdraw her claims and keep documents related to them.
Giuliani and a White House spokesman had no immediate comment when contacted by CNBC about CNN’s report. CNBC has reached out for comment from Dominion and its lawyers.
The article came on the heels of a lawsuit brought by Dominion’s security director Eric Coomer against the Trump campaign, Giuliani, Powell and a number of conservative media.
Coomer’s trial says he has become the target of death threats and other harmful communications because of the defendants’ false allegations about Dominion’s machines.
Dominion has posted a page on its website titled “Setting the Record Straight: Facts & Rumors”, to counter allegations about the company, which it has called “disinformation” and a threat to democracy.
“Unsubstantiated claims about the integrity of the system or the accuracy of the results have been rejected by electoral authorities, experts and third-party fact-checking,” this page says.
“Malicious and misleading false allegations about Dominion have resulted in dangerous levels of threats and harassment against the company and its employees as well as election officials.”
Biden was confirmed last week as the winner of the Electoral College election. Trump has refused to admit defeat.