Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani claimed it wasn't his job — and he didn't have time — to determine whether allegations of election fraud were true before making them public, in a new video obtained by CNN.
"Sometimes I go and look myself when stuff comes up," Giuliani said in the video. "This time I didn't have the time to do it."
"It's not my job, in a fast-moving case, to go out and investigate every piece of evidence that was given to me," Giuliani said. "Otherwise, you're never going to write a story. You'll never come to a conclusion."
The video is from Giuliani's deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by former Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said the video shows "how obvious and ugly" Trump's intentions are.
"Just know, if you or anyone decides to still put stock in Trump's sludge, you now know you are buying a bunch of lies designed to destroy confidence in government," Cuomo said. "Rudy's justification for spreading sputum is that everybody does it. So what we have here is a battle to the bottom. What does that mean for where we're all headed?"
CNN obtained exclusive video that shows Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani, attorney Sidney Powell and others being deposed about their election lies.pic.twitter.com/RhK7CtMfZN— Cuomo Prime Time (@Cuomo Prime Time) 1636078751