El abogado del presidente, Rudy Giuliani, habla en una conferencia de prensa en el estacionamiento de una empresa de jardinería el 7 de noviembre de 2020 en Filadelfia.
El abogado del presidente, Rudy Giuliani, habla en una conferencia de prensa en el estacionamiento de una empresa de jardinería el 7 de noviembre de 2020 en Filadelfia.
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Rudy Giuliani has said that he hopes Trump’s lawyers are “competent enough” to mention an Antifa conspiracy theory during the ex-president’s impeachment trial.

Speaking to listeners of his Common Sense podcast, the former Trump attorney said he wants to see the politician’s lawyers “do a good job of separating him” from the US Capitol riots, adding that there is “no connection” between the two.

“I have a good deal of material that shows that outside people organised that riot. They were organising it for days, and days, and days.

“Many of them were clear enemies of his. I’ve put out on my website … You can see text messages from Antifa people to come there and get rid of him, get him out of office.

“None of that’s been presented,” he said.

The remarks echo an earlier comment made by Giuliani on Sunday, when the attorney tweeted: “Antifa and BLM attack DC like they helped organise the 6 January attack on Congress.

“However, so far their role is being concealed.”

The assertion was soon mocked online, with Twitter users describing it as “incoherent garbage” and pointing out cellphone data which shows the opposite:

It’s unlikely the lawyers will include such unfounded claims from Giuliani in their defence, making the attorney the latest Republican to criticise Trump’s team – intentionally or otherwise.

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