Rudy Giuliani, a former Trump lawyer, stated in August that he didn't have enough time to verify election fraud claims.
Giuliani spewed misinformation about widespread fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
Dominion Voting Systems sued him in January for defamation.
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Rudy Giuliani said to Dominion Voting Systems lawyer that he didn't have time to verify fraud claims he had heard before the 2020 presidential election. CNN cited deposition tapes dating back to August.
Dominion is now suing Giuliani, along with others who made baseless claims that the electronic voting company rigged this election in favor for President Joe Biden. Giuliani and former President Donald Trump have promoted unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud for months. This claim has been repeatedly refuted.
Dominion filed a defamation lawsuit against Giuliani in January, Trump's former personal lawyer.
According to the lawsuit, Giuliani was accused of creating a "viral disinformation campaign about Dominion." The lawsuit stated that Giuliani "cashed in" by hosting a podcast, where he used election falsities to market gold coins and supplements, as well as protection against 'cyberthieves."
Giuliani was confronted by a Dominion lawyer in August about election fraud claims. Giuliani stated that he didn't have the time to confirm their truth.
According to CNN deposition footage, Giuliani stated that "we had a report" that Smartmatic and Dominion's heads went to Venezuela to meet with President Nicols Maduro to show Maduro how they fixed votes for former President Hugo Chavez.
CNN reports that the lawyer stated, "You say heads of Smartmatic and Dominion."
"Yes, that was what I was told. Giuliani responded, "Yes, I was told about it before the press conference." "Sometimes, I look at myself when things come up. It was too time-consuming.
"It is not my job to investigate every piece I was given in a fast-moving case. You won't be able to tell a story if you don't. He said, "You'll never reach a conclusion."
Dominion is also suing Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, and Sidney Powell (pro-Trump attorney), as well as other individuals.