Lee’s spokesperson said that Trump and his lawyer’s call was intended for Senator Tommy Dubwell, a newly elected Republican from Alabama.
When Lee picked up the phone, Trump recognized himself. It was obvious that he was looking for Tuberville and gave the wrong phone number. Lee put the president aside, went to find his colleague, and handed the phone to Tuberville, telling him that the president was on the phone and had been trying to contact him.
Tuberville Trump talked with the president for less than 10 minutes, trying to persuade him to make more opposition to the Electoral College vote in vain to prevent president-elect Biden’s victory at the General Assembly certification, according to a familiar source call. The call was interrupted due to the request that the senator move to a safe place
CNN has contacted the Tuberville office for comment.
He said in the transcript: “Sen Tupperville? Or should I say Coach Tupperville. This is Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lawyer.”
“I am calling you because I want to discuss with you how they are trying to facilitate this hearing and how we need you. Our Republican friends slow down so that we can let these legislatures get more Information, to you,” Giuliani said, referring to unfounded allegations of voter fraud in the presidential election.
“I know they will meet again at 8 o’clock tonight, but this… the only strategy we can follow is to oppose the numerous states and raise questions so that we can enter tomorrow-ideally until the end of tomorrow.”
According to sources, Tuberville did not realize that Giuliani had tried to contact him until it was publicly reported.
CNN reported on Wednesday that even after Congress reconvened the night after the riots, Trump was still urging senators to continue protests against Biden’s presidency.
This story has undergone other development on Friday.
CNN’s Manu Raju and Jim Acosta contributed to this report.