LANSING, Mich. — President Trump’s Attorney Rudy Giuliani came to Lansing Wednesday, to testify in front of the Michigan House Oversight Committee.
Giuliani continues to claim widespread fraud cost Trump the 2020 election and is urging the Legislature to award electors to the president.
At the hearing, Rudy Giuliani was the one asking most of the questions of witnesses he brought in, as they laid out allegations of election fraud in Detroit.
None of them were under oath.
State Representative Darrin Camilleri, D-Brownstown asked Rudy Giuliani to swear-in before testifying.
His ask was ruled out of order and shot down by the Republican majority , chair Matt Hall calling it unprecedented for Giuliani to be sworn-in.
The former New York City Mayor began his testimony by questioning his first witness, city of Detroit Engineer Jessy Jacob.
Jacob claimed to have witnessed fraud including that she was ordered to change dates on absentee ballots.
“Would you say Jessy that was an experience you never expected? That level of crookedness and dishonesty at the Detroit center for counting votes?” Giuliani questioned.
“Yes, the whole city…” she replied before being cut off by Democratic State Rep. Cynthia Johnson, D-Detroit.
In a recent lawsuit, Jessy Jacob’s sworn affidavit was considered not credible by a Wayne County judge.
Guiliani followed up with another witness, Mellissa Carone, a former contracted worker for Dominion Voting Systems in Detroit.
Carone made bold claims of fraud, including that she believed poll books were off by upwards of 100,000 votes.
She got into with conservative Rep. Steve Johnson, R-Wayland, when Johnson told her that claim didn’t add up.
“We are not seeing the poll book off by 30,000 votes, we’re not,” Johnson said.
“What did you guys take it and do something crazy with it?’ Carone questioned.
“The numbers are not off by 30,000 votes,” Johnson replied again.
“I know what I saw and i signed something that says if I’m wrong I could go to prison, did you?” Carone said.
Here’s Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) telling Giuliani witness Mellisa Carone that her claim about poll books being off by 100,000+ votes doesn’t add up:— Aaron FOX 17 (@AaronParseghian) December 3, 2020
“What did you guys do take it and uh do something crazy to it ,” she questions the conservative lawmaker pic.twitter.com/Kzy8EA44Gp
Chairman Matt Hall, R-Marshall believes the hearing was a necessary one and he hopes it will help create policy to gain back trust in the election process.
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Warm welcome to Lansing pic.twitter.com/KWFyreFN4D— Aaron FOX 17 (@AaronParseghian) December 2, 2020