Now Rudy Giuliani is warned he will be sued by Dominion voting machine company ‘imminently’ after weeks of baselessly accusing it of running election fraud
- Letter accuses Trump lawyer of a ‘smear campaign’ against the company
- A series of courts have tossed out Trump claims of voter fraud
- Company employee Eric Coomer is also suing, claiming defamation
The communication, made by a boutique law firm specializing in defamation suits and litigation, comes as conservative media outlets have been forced to air awkward retractions after spending weeks airing attacks on election firms and software as Trump’s allies level accusations of election fraud.
Giuliani was contacted by the firm of Clare Locke, LLP, whose named partner says on the firm’s web site that he ”played a central role representing Chiquita in several highly-publicized matters involving’ resulting in a $10 million cash settlement from the Cincinnati Enquirer.
A law firm representing the Dominion voting machine company has instructed Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani that he is facing ‘imminent’ legal action
Clare sent a letter to Giuliani as well as White House counsel Pat Cipollone instructing Giuliani immediately to cease making ‘defamatory claims against Dominion.’
‘With this letter you are on notice of your ongoing obligations to preserve documents related to Dominion’s claims for defamation based on allegations that the company acted improperly during the November 2020 presidential election and somehow rigged the election in favor of President-Elect Joe Biden,’ according to the letter.
Giuliani has pointed to the voting machines, as has former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, who first outlined a vast conspiracy involving Venezuela, China, Cuba, and the machines which Powell claimed ‘flipped’ votes to Trump.
The letter, reported by CNN, states there is ‘no confusion about your obligation to preserve and retain all documents relating to Dominion and your smear campaign against the company.’
The company is being represented by Clare and Megan Meier from the firm.
Eric Coomer from Dominion Voting has also sued Giuliani, alleging defamation after being connected to conspiracy theories that the machines somehow flipped votes from Trump to Joe Biden
Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell has leveled convoluted conspiracy theories involving Dominion Voting Systems machines
At the heart of the matter are unsubstantiated claims by allies of President Trump that the election was ‘rigged.’ Trump lawyers and allies have raised specific allegations against Dominion machines and Smartmatic software
A letter also went to White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who reportedly is under fire for shooting down wild claims by attorney Sidney Powell
The legal threat comes after a company employee revealed he is suing Giuliani, Powell, and news networks OANN and Newsmax for defamation over their claims that the company’s voting machines rigged the 2020 election.
Eric Coomer, director of product strategy and security for the company, filed the lawsuit in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday.
‘Today I have filed a lawsuit in Colorado in an effort to unwind as much of the damage as possible done to me, my family, my life, and my livelihood as a result of the numerous false public statements that I was somehow responsible for ‘rigging’ the 2020 presidential election,’ he said.
Giuliani is also facing other potential legal exposure. He was overheard saying he planned to ‘get rid of’ his phone number when leaving a voicemail, according to a lawyer for Lev Parnas, the Ukrainian-born businessman who served as a Giuliani sidekick during his effort to dig up dirt on Trump rival President-elect Joe Biden.
In the message, he said: ‘It’s Rudy Giuliani. I’m calling, uh, to see if we can talk either about or with Lev. I have my lawyer with me, but you can call me back at [his number].
Giuliani then said to his own lawyer: ‘That’s the soon to be gotten rid of number’.
Joseph Bondy, who represents Parnas, told a court the message could indicate Giuliani may have destroyed evidence, although he didn’t provide evidence that he had.