Rudolph Giuliani speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, DC, July 1, 2020.
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Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson in a new book says former President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani sought her out on January 6, 2021. The watchman reported on Wednesday.
Hutchinson wrote that Giuliani – who is 52 years her senior – put his hand “under my blazer, then my skirt” that day, according to the report.
The alleged incident took place behind a rally stage near the White House shortly before Trump encouraged a crowd of supporters to march on the US Capitol to protest the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s victory over him in the Electoral College.
A spokesman for Giuliani, 79, called Hutchinson’s claim a “disgusting lie” and suggested he made up the allegation about the former New York City mayor to boost sales of his book. .
Hutchinson’s memoir “Enough” is set to be published on Tuesday. The Guardian has obtained an advance copy of the book.
CNBC was unable to obtain a copy. NBC News, citing a person familiar with the book, confirmed the quotes reported by The Guardian.
Hutchinson, 27, steplighted into the national spotlight last year when she gave explosive testimony to the House Select Committee that investigated the events surrounding the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol following Trump’s Jan. 6 speech.
Cassidy Hutchinson, who was an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the administration of former US President Donald Trump, testified at a public hearing of the US House Select Committee to investigate the attack on January 6, 2021 at the US Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 28, 2022.
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His new book traces his turn from Trump supporter and White House staffer to star witness in a congressional probe that recommended criminal charges against the former president.
It also reportedly detailed, for the first time, her sexual misconduct claim against Giuliani, who is a former top federal prosecutor.
“I found Rudy behind the tent” with pro-Trump lawyer John Eastman and others, he wrote. “The corners of his mouth part in a Cheshire cat grin. Waving a stack of documents, he moves toward me, like a wolf approaching its prey.”
“‘We’ve got the evidence. It’s all here. We’re going to get rid of it,'” Rudy told her as she “wrapped an arm around my body, closing the space that separated us.”
“I could feel his stack of documents pressing against the small of my back. I lowered my eyes and watched as his free hand reached for the hem of my blazer,” Hutchinson wrote.
“‘By the way,’ he said, fingering the fabric, ‘I’m loving this leather jacket on you.’ His hand slides under my blazer, then my skirt,” she wrote.
“I could feel his frozen fingers going up my thigh,” she said of Giuliani, whose eyes “looked yellow” as he “raised his chin.”
He said he looked at Eastman, who “flashed a leering grin” at him.
“I fought the tension in my muscles and pulled back from Rudy’s grip,” Hutchinson wrote.
He said that afterward, “Filled with rage, I was storming the tent” in search of Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff and his boss at the time.
Giuliani’s spokesman said in a statement to CNBC that “it is fair to ask Cassidy Hutchinson why she is only now coming forward with these allegations from two and a half years ago, as part of a marketing campaign for her upcoming release of the book.”
“This is a despicable lie against Mayor Rudy Giuliani – a man whose distinguished career in public service includes taking down the Mafia, cleaning up New York City and comforting the nation after September 11th, ” said spokesman Ted Goodman.
In May, a former Giuliani employee accused of sexual assault in a civil complaint in New York. Giuliani “categorically denies the allegations” raised in that lawsuit, his spokesman said at the time.
Charles Burnham, an attorney for Eastman, in a statement to CNN called Hutchinson’s accusations “libelous.”
“Eastman does not remember meeting Ms. Hutchinson and did not know who she was until her public testimony before the Select Committee in the House of Representatives in June 2022,” Burnham told CNN.
Attorneys for Eastman did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment.
Hutchinson highlighted his June 2022 testimony before a House committee on January 6.
He told that panel that after the rally on Jan. 6, 2021, a White House official told him that Trump assaulted a Secret Service agent who refused to take him to the Capitol, where a mob of his supporters had gathered.
He also testified that Trump said he didn’t care if his supporters brought weapons to the “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the riot.
Trump rejected those details of Hutchinson’s testimony.
Trump, Giuliani, Eastman and Meadows have all been indicted in a sweeping racketeering indictment in Atlanta state court that accuses them and more than a dozen others of conspiring to overturn Trump’s defeat in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election.
They and 15 other defendants have pleaded not guilty to the charges in Fulton County Superior Court.