Uh, oh. The little man that Donald Trump takes out of his pocket, winds up, and sends into the court system is once again chewing on the edges of all that is legal. Rudy Giuliani is in big trouble now. No, it is not his hair coloring flowing like matching miniature rivers flowing down his cheeks. It is something worse.
Is it worse than being a Russian operative or a Turkish one? Yes, it is for Trump. It is something worse than him getting the president impeached over his conspiracy theory-led adventures in Ukraine? No, but you are getting warm.
It appears that Giuliani got himself barred from a high-profile election hearing in Michigan, according to the Bridge Michigan site. Apparently, none of the attorney’s misadventures have given the president any reason for concern. The former New York mayor had a whole briefcase of conspiracy theories with Michigan’s name written all over them.
The Michigan Senate Oversight Committee refused to let Giuliani testify at its hearing, because he is missing “first-hand knowledge” of election fraud against the president. The Republican-led committee is chaired by Ed McBroom.
Correspondent Jonathan Oosting for Bridge Michigan tweeted:
‘If Rudy Giuliani shows up tomorrow, McBroom said he would not allow him to testify. The hearing is “for folks with first-hand knowledge” of the Detroit counting board, he said.’
Oosting questioned McBroom:
‘I asked McBroom if he was concerned that rule will discourage testimony from Democratic poll challengers who raised COVID concerns. He noted option for written testimony and said he told Dem colleagues they can bring in expert witnesses virtually at a follow-up meeting next week.’
Giuliani showed up recently to meet with Republican legislators in both Arizona and Pennsylvania. If the attorney shows up Tuesday and tries to sneak under the door, he will not be able to testify.
The Michigan hearing will delve into voting irregularities in Detroit. McBroom said that the hearing is “for folks with first-hand knowledge” of the Detroit counting board.
‘Virtual testimony will NOT be allowed tomorrow in Michigan Senate Oversight hearing on Detroit absentee ballot counting operation at TCF Center. In-person or written testimony only, GOP Chair Ed McBroom confirms.’
McBroom was asked whether he was worried that this will interfere with Democratic poll challengers worried about the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted there was always the option for written testimony. He also told the Democrats they could bring their own expert witnesses to a virtual followup-up meeting in the coming week.
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