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Eric Coomer, a former employee of Dominion, sued Rudy Giuliani for his promotion of conspiracy theories in election fraud.
Giuliani confessed under oath he didn't verify Coomer's claims before naming him at a press conference.
Giuliani stated that some of his evidence was based upon Coomer's posts on Facebook during the deposition.
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Rudy Giuliani said that Facebook was his evidence of voter fraud in 2020's election. He also admitted that he didn't interview or fact-check the sources he used, according to reports.
MSNBC reported that Donald Trump's ex-personal lawyer made these comments during a deposition on August 14, in connection to a lawsuit for defamation brought by Eric Coomer (ex-employee of Dominion Voting Systems), MSNBC reported.
Coomer is suing Trump's campaign and other individuals for spreading conspiracy theories that he "rigged" the election for Joe Biden.
Giuliani said that he obtained some information about Coomer's role in election fraud through his social media posts, but that it wasn't Facebook or another platform. MSNBC stated that Giuliani was open to admitting this.
Giuliani stated, "Those social media posts are all one to me."
He answered, "Right now I can't remember anything else that I looked at."
Joe Oltmann, a right-wing podcast host, made the accusations about Coomer.
According to The New York Times, Oltmann claimed that he had infiltrated an Antifa conference calling in which someone identifying themselves as "Eric From Dominion" boasted of preventing Trump's victory. Oltmann did not provide any proof.
The podcast host found Eric Coomer’s Facebook profile. He allegedly had posted anti-Trump messages there.
Giuliani, along with other Trump associates, took Oltmann’s allegations and repeated them in a now-famous November 19 press conference.
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Giuliani stated that Eric Coomer (I believe his name) is one of the Smartmatic patent holders and that he has the election rigged for Mr. Biden.
According to Coomer's lawyers, Giuliani did not spend much time investigating the claims.
According to the filings, Giuliani said that he did not talk to Oltmann regarding the claims and did no contact Coomer or Dominion.
Giuliani claimed he was too busy to answer Oltmann's questions.
Giuliani stated that "it's not my responsibility in a fast moving case to go out to investigate every piece of evidence given to me." The deposition was reported by MSNBC.
"Why would I not believe him?" It would have taken me a horrible lawyer gee to believe it. Let's find out if it is true. I didn't have time for that."
Coomer was briefly forced to hide after being named by Sidney Powell and Giuliani at the November press conference.
Trump and his associates continue to spread conspiracy theories that the 2020 presidential election was rigged.
The Justice Department stated that it did not find evidence of widespread voter fraud and that dozens of lawsuits challenging 2020 election results have failed.
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