Rudy Giuliani and members of President Donald Trump’s legal team will not be attending a meeting with Michigan’s top state lawmakers in a bid to overturn the state’s election results after they were reportedly exposed to the coronavirus, Axios reported Friday.
During a conference call held Friday morning that involved Trump campaign officials and lawyers, a participant of the call reportedly said that Giuliani’s son, Andrew Giuliani, had tested positive for the virus and that Rudy should not attend the White House meeting because he had likely been exposed, according to Axios.
Scoop: Trump lawyers to avoid Michigan lawmaker meeting after COVID exposure https://t.co/94SQa8GRHq
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) November 20, 2020
Andrew, who serves as a special assistant to Trump, announced Friday that he had tested positive and was self-isolating.
This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.
— Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) November 20, 2020
Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis then reportedly said that if Rudy was exposed to the virus via Andrew, the entire Giuliani-affiliated legal team was also likely exposed, according to Axios.
Trump is meeting with roughly a dozen leaders, including House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Leader Mike Shirkey, who were seen traveling to Washington D.C. Friday morning, according to NBC.
The meeting comes after Trump’s legal team withdrew its federal lawsuit challenging the state’s results and after Trump called two Republican election officials in Wayne County who sought to rescind their votes confirming its results. (RELATED: Trump Meeting With Michigan Lawmakers In Bid To Overturn State’s Election Results)
Axios reports that a source familiar with the situation said that a campaign attorney will be filling in for the Giuliani legal team members who were infected.
The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication.