Sen. Dan Sullivan Says Giuliani Left Him ‘Bizarre’ And ‘Incoherent’ Voicemail By Accident
Disgraced attorney Rudy Giuliani reportedly placed two calls to Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan and left a “bizarre” voicemail on his phone on Jan. 6, 2021, apparently while trying to reach a different Republican senator before Congress voted to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, according to the House Jan. 6 committee’s final report.
An email from Sullivan’s office Friday said Sullivan and Giuliani never spoke, adding that Sullivan “is fairly confident that he has never met Giuliani in his entire life, and has certainly not spoken with him at any time in the last several years, particularly during the events in question.”
“The Senator received two phone calls from a number he did not recognize on January 6th,” the email reads. “The senator did not recognize the phone number and did not pick up the calls.”
“Because of the chaos that ensued on January 6th, it took at least two additional days for Sen. Sullivan to even listen to the messages that were left on his phone by this unknown number,” Coyne said. “When he was able to listen, he realized they were from Giuliani. Giuliani actually had the wrong number, as the message made clear the calls were intended for another Senator, not Sen. Sullivan.”
Asked about the incident by CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead” on Tuesday, Sullivan said: “This was a phone call from somebody, I didn’t even know who it was, they left a message. I listened to the message a few days later,” Sullivan recalled on CNN. “Ironically, Jake, it was actually for the wrong senator. Rudy Giuliani had the wrong phone number.”
“I’ve never met him,” he continued. “I barely even understood what he was saying.”
“It was quite bizarre,” he added.
Giuliani, who led Trump’s legal efforts to change the presidential election result in his favor, told the Jan. 6 committee he was “probably calling to see if anything could be done … about the vote.”
According to the Jan 6 report, Giuliani called several Republican lawmakers in addition to Sullivan, including Sens. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Mike Lee (Utah), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), and Ted Cruz (Texas).
Giuliani also left an accidental voicemail on Lee’s phone. The message, apparently intended for Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), said: “We need you, our Republican friends, to try to just slow it down so we can get these legislatures to get more information to you,” referring to the electoral count from states that had close results.
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