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Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, points to a map during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19, 2020. Trump’s campaign revised a pivotal Pennsylvania lawsuit seeking to block certification of the state’s election results, adding a proposal that the Republican-controlled state legislature choose the winner instead of voters. (Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg)

Rudy Giuliani is asking a federal judge to throw out Dominion’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against him on jurisdictional grounds.

In the 10-page motion to dismiss filed Wednesday—Giuliani’s first formal response to the complaint—attorney Joe Sibley wrote that Giuliani denies having “defamed plaintiffs or that he has engaged in any wrongful or malicious conduct toward plaintiffs.” 

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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