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 social media posts during the deposition.
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Rudy Giuliani said that he "evidence" of voter corruption in the 2020 election was partly based on social media. He also admitted that he didn't interview or fact-check any sources.
Donald Trump's ex-personal lawyer made these comments during a deposition on August 14, in connection to a lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems, Eric Coomer. This article was first published by The Colorado Sun.
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.
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.
Giuliani stated that Eric Coomer (I believe his name) is one of the Smartmatic patent holders and is being recorded in a conversation recorded with ANTIFA members. He said that he had the election rigged to favor Mr. Biden.
According to Coomer's lawyers' court papers, Giuliani spent "virtually nothing" 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 hiding after being identified 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.
Editor's Note: The headline of this article was altered to reflect Rudy Giuliani's use of several social media platforms during his questioning under oath regarding a defamation suit brought by Eric Coomer, a former employee at Dominion Voting Systems.