The January 6 committee set up by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has targeted the Trump family by subpoenaing the phone records of President Trump’s second son, Eric Trump.
Apart from Eric Trump, the January 6 committee has also gone so far as to subpoena the phone records of Kim Guilfoyle, the fiancée of Donald Trump Jr., President Trump’s eldest son.
Secretly Getting the Phone Records of Eric Trump and Kim Guilfoyle
The unprecedented move on the part of the Pelosi committee was reported by CNN.
CNN cited “multiple sources” as saying the telephone records of Eric Trump and Kim Guilfoyle were obtained from “communication companies.”
Observers have been quick to comment that the direct targeting of a Trump family member by Pelosi’s stooges could signify an escalation of the committee’s “investigation.”
The report about Eric Trump’s subpoenaed phone records came against the backdrop of the New York Attorney General trying to force the other most prominent members of the Trump family to testify under oath in her civil investigation.
CNN cited Guilfoyle’s lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, as saying Guilfoyle hadn’t been informed about the subpoena of her phone records. He also said Guilfoyle has “nothing to hide” and wasn’t concerned about the latest action of Nancy Pelosi’s committee.
So the January 6 Stalinists can subpoena the personal phone records of people who are not accused of a crime, can do it without notifying them, and leak it to their media henchmen (@CNN)? I want every disgraced member of the committee investigated in 2023. https://t.co/E8d9NpVSCW
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) January 19, 2022
Targeting Rudy Giuliani for Being ‘in Contact with’ Trump
The January 6 committee on Tuesday issued document handover and testimony subpoenas for former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.
The other subpoenaed lawyers are Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, and Giuliani’s assistant, Boris Epshteyn. The 1/6 committee demanded they appear for depositions on February 8 and turn certain documents over.
In his comments on Tuesday, the head of Nancy Pelosi’s committee, Democrat Bennie Thompson, declared the four lawyers in question have “advanced unsupported theories” that there was fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
Among the four, Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, seems to be the prime target of the Pelosi committee. The group wants information about his alleged “efforts” to convince state legislators to overturn the 2020 election results.
Even though the four lawyers for President Trump have pointed out their attorney-client privilege, the January 6 committee is seeking to force them to hand over certain documents.
In its subpoena letter, the committee members claimed to have found “credible evidence” that the four attorneys “publicly promoted claims” the election was stolen and tried to prevent the certification of its results.
The hand-picked Pelosi Democrats accused the lawyers of “urging Trump” to seize voting machines across the country.
In reaction to the subpoena letter, Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, told AP that the move of the Pelosi committee was “political theater.”
He pointed out since his client is obliged to abide by executive privilege and attorney-client privilege as legal doctrines, there wouldn’t be “anything he can testify about” as far as the January 6 committee subpoena is concerned.
The January 6th Committee has subpoenaed and obtained phone records from both Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle, marking the first time that a subpoena in the investigation has targeted a member of the Trump family.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) January 18, 2022