Giuliani slams top Trump campaign officials Stepien, Miller for 'lie' he was drunk on election night
Stepien said remnants of 2020 Trump campaign following election loss split into two group – "my team and Rudy's team"
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani is refuting testimony heard Monday on Capitol Hill from top staffers from the former president's 2020 presidential campaign about him being intoxicated on election night.
The remarks were made by Bill Stepien, Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager, and former campaign adviser Jason Miller during a hearing by the Democrat-led House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Miller, in a tape played by the committee, responded to a question about whether anyone from the campaign who spoke with the president on election night had consumed too much alcohol.
Miller, now the CEO of social media platform GETTR, said Giuliani's name.
In response to the comments before the committee, Giuliani tweeted, "I am disgusted and outraged at the out right lie by Jason Miller and bill Steppien," misspelling Stepien's name.
"I was upset that they were not prepared for the massive cheating (as well as other layers around the President) I REFUSED all alcohol that evening. My favorite drink ... Diet Pepsi," he continued in a now-deleted tweet. "Is the false testimony from Miller and Steppien because I yelled at them? Are they being paid to lie?"
In his testimony, Stepien said remnants of the Trump campaign following the election loss split into two groups.
"We call them kind of my team and Rudy's team," he said.
"I didn't mind being characterized as being part of 'Team Normal,' " he also said.
Stepien did not appear in person Monday after his wife went into labor.
About the actions on the Giulian group, Stepien, who is now serving as a campaign adviser to Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney challenger Harriet Hageman, said, "I didn't think what was happening was necessarily honest or professional at that time."
He also said he thought Giuliani, also a former New York City mayor: "was definitely intoxicated, but I do not know his level of intoxication when he spoke with the president, for example."
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