Rudy Giuliani ‘outraged’ aides said he told Trump to claim victory while drunk

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Rudy Giuliani 'outraged' aides said he told Trump to claim victory while drunk

Rudy Giuliani said he is “disgusted and outraged” ​at accusations aired at Monday’s House hearing on the Jan. 6 investigation that he was “intoxicated” when he urged then-President Donald Trump to claim victory on election night in 2020. ​

“I am disgusted and outraged at the outright lie by Jason Miller and Bill Steppien (sic). I was upset that they were not prepared for the massive cheating (as well as other lawyers around the President) I REFUSED all alcohol that evening. My favorite drink … Diet Pepsi,” the former mayor posted on Twitter Tuesday, misspelling Bill Stepien’s name.

“Is the false testimony from Miller and Steppien because I yelled at them? Are they being paid to lie?” he suggested in the social media post.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that he is "outrages" that there are claims that he was drunk when he told Trump to claim victory in the 2020 Presidential election.
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that he is “outraged” that there are claims that he was drunk when he told Trump to claim victory in the 2020 presidential election.
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In his recorded deposition, Jason Miller said the former president ignored the advice from him and others that he should wait for more votes.
In his recorded deposition, Jason Miller said the former president ignored the advice from him and others that he should wait for more votes to be counted.
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In his recorded deposition, played during the hearing on Monday, Jason Miller, then a Trump campaign strategist, said the former president ignored the advice from him and others that he should wait for more votes to be counted before claiming victory.

Asked during his testimony if anyone was inebriated during those conversations, Miller responded, “Mayor Giuliani.”

“The mayor was definitely intoxicated, but I do not know his level of intoxication when he spoke with the president, for example,” he said.

Stepien, Trump’s campaign manager who was also in the conversation, ​also said in his deposition that Giuliani had too much to drink that night.

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