A trusted adviser to the former president will gladly use the judicial system to examine and fight a Coloradan electronic voting company.
Rudy Giuliani welcomed new legal action from Dominion Voting Systems because it would give him the opportunity to fully investigate whether the Denver-headquartered company acted within the law throughout the November election.
“Dominion’s defamation lawsuit for $1.3 billion will allow me to investigate their history, finances, and practices fully and completely,” he said according to WABC Radio.
Dominion is suing former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer because he championed a so-called “big lie” campaign, which raised serious allegations about the legitimacy of the presidential election outcome.
Giuliani is standing by his words and described the lawsuit as a clear example of corporate America trying to silence dissent through the legal system.
“The amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart,” he said. “It is another act of intimidation by the hate filled, left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech—as well as the ability of lawyers to defend their clients vigorously.”
He warned Dominion could also face some litigation, if it continues to pursue this legal action.
“As such, we will investigate a countersuit against them for violating these constitutional rights,” he said.
This is not the first time Dominion sued legal professionals. Reuters reported the company previously litigated pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for allegedly spreading “false conspiracy theories” about the outcome of the presidential election.
Dominion Security Director Eric Coomer separately filed a defamation lawsuit against the 2020 Trump campaign team. Coomer claimed he was forced into hiding because he received multiple death threats from who he believed to be Trump supporters.
The company defended its mission to be a leading supplier of election technology across the United States, Canada, and internationally.
“[Giuliani] and his allies manufactured and disseminated the ‘big lie,’ which foreseeably went viral and deceived millions of people into believing that Dominion had stolen their votes and fixed the election,” it said in court documents obtained by Reuters. “[The lawsuit will] set the record straight [and help Dominion] stand up for itself, its employees, and the electoral process.”
The company also complained about having to spend an extra $565,000 on private security to protect employees who allegedly faced harassment and death threats.
“Giuliani’s statements … were calculated to—and did in fact—provoke outrage and cause Dominion enormous harm,” the court documents said.