The House Select Committee is examining the year 2021 Siege of the US Capitol subpoenaed Kimberly Guilfoyle on Thursday, a week after her scheduled interview with her fell apart.
Guilfoyle, who is engaged to former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was ordered by the committee to share numerous documents and appear for affidavit on March 15.
“MS. Guilfoyle met with Donald Trump at the White House, spoke at the rally that took place before the Jan. 6 riots, and appeared to play a key role in organizing and raising funds for that event,” Rep. Bennie Thompson said , the chairman of the committee in an opinion.
Guilfoyle has already given 110 pages to the committee and was due to sit down for an interview on February 25 when the subpoena threat loomed. But Guilfoyle withdrew from the discussion, claiming she wasn’t aware committee members would attend and participate – which lawmakers denied.
Her attorney said she had made her decision not to cooperate and railed against information “leaked” to the media in a statement following the aborted discussion. Attorney Joe Tacopina blamed the committee’s leadership for widespread reports in January that revealed the committee served subpoenas on communications companies on Jan. 6 and obtained phone logs for numbers associated with Guilfoyle, Eric Trump and others.
Guilfoyle is said to have huddled with then-President Trump and other members of his family in the Oval Office hours before the Jan. 6 riot. At that point, Trump reportedly called Vice President Mike Pence to urge him to delay or refuse to confirm the results of the Electoral College vote that showed Democrat Joe Biden had defeated Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Guilfoyle joined Eric Trump at a rally held at the Ellipse later in the day. The rally ended with much of the pro-Trump crowd marching to the Capitol to disrupt election certification, sending lawmakers into an uproar as the legislative chambers were overwhelmed by rioters.
Guilfoyle claimed to have helped raise funds for the rally and discussed with the former president who gets to speak at the rally, the committee now says.
The subpoena came a day after the committee claimed in a court filing that the former president was conspiring “The United States is cheating” spreading proven lies about his election defeat, pressuring officials to overthrow Biden’s victory — and fomenting the mob that descended on the Capitol and disrupted the peaceful transfer of power.
Republicans, including Minority House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, have accused the body of being politically corrupt. McCarthy declined an invitation to speak with the committee in January.
And former President Trump doubled down on his election-loss cheating allegations, calling the committee “the Unselect Committee of Politically Partisan Hacks” in a statement released Thursday through his Save America PAC.
“Judges, and even judges of the United States Supreme Court, are afraid to even look at how it was the United States Attorney General who was so petrified of being despised or impeached by Democrats that they constantly threatened him that he would.” was practically a broken man who allowed the systematic violation of electoral laws and other things,” Trump said.
He also reiterated claims that his rival, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was responsible for the riot and accused her of not providing enough security ahead of the scheduled Jan. 6 rally. “The reason for January 6th was because millions of people across our country know that the election was rigged and stolen and Nancy Pelosi refused to bring the requested 10,000+ troops to the Capitol three days earlier as directed by highly recommended to me,” he claims. “She didn’t like ‘the look.'”
With mail wires
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