We didn’t think it was possible for Rudy Giuliani to seem like any more of a disgrace, but here we are.With the second round of public hearings investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol underway, the committee is presenting evidence that former president Donald Trump knew he’d lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden, and was at the center of a conspiracy to overturn the results.Cheney painted an upsetting picture of Trump’s decision making process, explaining how an “apparently inebriated” Giuliani enabled the big lie:“You will hear firsthand testimony that the president’s campaign advisers urged him to await the counting of votes and not to declare victory on election night.“The president understood, even before the election, that many more Biden voters had voted by mail, because President Trump ignored the advice of his campaign experts and told his supporters only to vote in person.Rep.

Liz Cheney says former President Trump followed advice from “an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani” to claim victory in 2020 presidential election. #Jan6Hearings https://t.co/RdYLvfuTRC pic.twitter.com/Cya6iMKiwe— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 13, 2022Related: Rudy Giuliani admits he’s almost bankrupt, says he doesn’t think he’s ever done an interview drunk“Donald Trump knew before the election that the counting of those mail-in ballots in several states would not begin until late in the day, and would not be complete for multiple days.

This was expected, reported and widely known.“You will also hear testimony that President Trump rejected the advice of his campaign experts on election night, and instead followed the course recommended by an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani to just claim that he won.”Former Trump aide Jason Miller later.