President Donald Trump’s attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to journalists outside the West Wing of the White House on July 1, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and White House attorney Pat Cipollone have reportedly received letters from defamation attorneys instructing them to keep any records relating to allegations that the Dominion Voting System was running played a key role that Trump allegedly cheated out of an election victory.
Giuliani was also warned by Dominion’s lawyers that “litigation regarding these issues is imminent,” according to a new report from CNN, shown a copy of the letter.
The letters to Cipollone and Giuliani reportedly requested that Giuliani stop “making defamatory claims against Dominion,” leading to voting machines.
Trump, his campaign lawyers and allies, including attorney Sidney Powell, have alleged without evidence that illegal voting changes on election counting machines fraudulently passed the national presidential election on to Joe Biden.
Powell received a similar letter from Dominion’s attorneys last week about their “wild, knowingly baseless and false allegations” about the company. The letter requested that she withdraw her claims and keep related documents.
Giuliani and a White House spokesman had no immediate comment when contacted by CNBC about CNN’s report. CNBC has contacted Dominion and its attorneys for comment.
The article followed a lawsuit brought by Dominion’s director of security, Eric Coomer, against the Trump campaign, Giuliani, Powell and a range of conservative media outlets.
Coomer’s lawsuit alleges that he has been the target of death threats and other harmful communications because of the defendants’ false claims about Dominion’s machines.
Dominion has posted a page on its website titled “Setting the Record Out: Facts and Rumors” addressing allegations about the company calling it “disinformation” and a threat to democracy.
“Baseless claims about the integrity of the system or the correctness of the results have been rejected by electoral authorities, subject matter experts and outside fact-checkers,” the site says.
“Malicious and misleading false claims about Dominion have created dangerous threats and harassment to the company and its employees, as well as to election officials.”
Biden was confirmed as the election winner by the electoral college last week. Trump has refused to admit defeat.