Rudy Giuliani

Officials working for then-President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign were aware that the voting machine claims being pushed by pro-Trump attorneys were baseless, court documents obtained by The New York Times show.

The documents — which were filed last week as part of a defamation lawsuit from a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems — reveal that the Trump campaign’s then-deputy director of communications, Zach Parkinson, had reached out to campaign staffers on November 13 asking them to “substantiate or debunk” claims related to Dominion, the Times reported Tuesday.