Rudolph Giuliani’s lawyer has filed with the court that Dominion’s documents cannot be submitted for a proceeding against him.
They said the FBI took them all when they raided his home and office last year, and he didn’t keep a backup.
Dominion claims that Giuliani has defamed the company in the 2020 election conspiracy theory.
Rudolph Giuliani is unable to hand over the $ 1.3 billion proceedings against him because the Dominion Voting System owns the FBI.
Revelation entered New filing Dominion sued Giuliani, fellow Protrump lawyer Sidney Powell, and My Pillow CEO Michael Lindell for a series of false conspiracy theories that the election technology company manipulated the results of the 2020 elections. To.
In a joint letter proposing a schedule to proceed with these proceedings, Dominion’s lawyer wrote that Giuliani could not. Providing discovery materials For a proceeding against him as the FBI confiscated them They raided his house in May As part of an investigation into whether he violated the Lobbying Act.
Giuliani did not make a backup copy, his lawyer says.
“Giuliani claims that he has no access to electronic documents, files, and communications, including backup files and files stored in the cloud, because all of these files have been seized by the FBI and Giuliani could not maintain them. A copy of one of them, “written Dominion’s lawyer.
In the same filing, Giuliani’s lawyer confirmed that the FBI owned his files.
“Giuliani disagreed with the plaintiff’s proposal, given that Giuliani did not provide Giuliani with the opportunity to make backup copies of the FBI’s electronic devices and cloud data,” he said. His lawyer wrote. “These electronic files / data are no longer owned, controlled or controlled by Giuliani.”
Dominion said he was seeking a document surrounding the situation in Giuliani’s media interview, which falsely claimed that Dominion manipulated the election results.Giuliani Said in court filings His claim is “substantially true” and does not meet the criteria for defamation.
Last May, federal agents attacked Giuliani’s home and office in Manhattan as part of an investigation. His companions Victoria Toning and Joseph Digenova..The prosecutor Investigation reportedly Whether the lobbying law was broken during a failed quest to find politically harmful information about the current President Joe Biden prior to the 2020 elections.
Meanwhile, prosecutors and Giuliani’s lawyers have argued over whether some of the materials taken by the FBI should be protected with lawyer / client privileges.A special master appointed by the court Said in Friday’s report Three of the tens of thousands of documents should be protected from the prosecutor for privilege, and the other dozens should be protected for being “very personal”.
Dominion’s lawyer said in a joint letter on Monday night that he would ask Giuliani to request a copy of the FBI-related discovery documents.
While Lindel is appealing to Judge Karl J. Nichols in the U.S. District Court Decision to allow Dominion proceedingsGiuliani and Powell’s lawyers said in a letter on Monday night that they hope to win the proceedings that Dominion has filed against them in summary judgment. Dominion proposed a schedule to bring the case to trial in 2023.
Dominion’s lawyer also said he did not anticipate a reconciliation with Lindel, Giuliani, or Powell.
“Given the devastating harm to plaintiffs, the lack of remorse by defendants, and the fact that many of them continue to double their lies, plaintiffs believe there is a real possibility of reconciliation. No, “their lawyer wrote.
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