The congressional investigation into the January 6 attack has reportedly obtained records of phone numbers associated with one of former President Trump’s sons, Eric Trump, and Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is engaged to Donald Trump Jr.
It represents a fresh escalation into probe as the select committee for the first time targeted a member of Trump’s family.
The phone records were subpoenaed from communication companies, multiple sources told CNN.
The details reportedly include logs that show incoming and outgoing calls, as well as text messages, but not the substance or content of the messages.
Both Eric Trump and Guilfoyle spoke at the January 6 rally in Washington ahead of the attack on the Capitol.
A source familiar with Eric Trump’s thinking about the subpoena told CNN: ‘He’s not losing any sleep over it.’
And Joseph Tacopina, an attorney for Guilfoyle, said she had not been notified of any subpoena.
He said she was not concerned as she had nothing to hide.
Earlier the committee issued subpoenas to some of Donald Trump’s top lawyers – including Rudy Giuliani – who were central to his unsuccessful attempt to overturn last year’s election defeat.
The House of Representatives committee demanded that Giuliani, and his assistant Boris Epshteyn, as well as Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis hand over documents and sit for depositions on Feb. 8.
Its chairman Bennie Thompson said: ‘The four individuals we’ve subpoenaed today advanced unsupported theories about election fraud, pushed efforts to overturn the election results, or were in direct contact with the former president about attempts to stop the counting of electoral votes.’
The committee said it was seeking records and testimony from Giuliani in connection to his promotion of election fraud claims.
The panel is also seeking information about Giuliani’s reported efforts to persuade state legislators to take steps to overturn the election results.
It is the latest high-profile escalation as the committee seeks to compel Trump’s lawyers to hand over information despite their claims of attorney-client privilege.
‘The Select Committee’s investigation has revealed credible evidence that you publicly promoted claims that the 2020 election was stolen and participated in attempts to disrupt or delay the certification of the election results based on your elections,’ the committee said in its letter.
‘According to witness testimony and public reporting, in December 2020, you urged President Trump to direct the seizure of voting machines around the country after being told that the Department of Homeland Security had no lawful authority to do so.’
Robert Costello, a lawyer for Giuliani, dismissed the subpoena as ‘political theater’ and said his client was constrained by the legal doctrines of attorney-client privilege and executive privilege.
‘I don’t think there’s anything here he can testify about,’ Costello told the Associated Press.
This is an excerpt from Daily Mail.
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