Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Rudy Giuliani
The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot has subpoenaed former President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and three other campaign attorneys: Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, and Boris Epshteyn.
“The Select Committee is looking into the causes that contributed to the violence on January 6, including attempts to promote unsupported claims of election fraud and pressure campaigns to overturn the 2020 election results,” Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said in a statement.
“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.”
In Giuliani’s subpoena, the committee cited the former New York City mayor’s public promotion of election fraud claims.
“You actively promoted claims of election fraud on behalf of former President Trump and sought to convince state legislators to take steps to overturn the election results,” the committee wrote.
The subpoena also alleged that Giuliani “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.”
Epshteyn, a strategic advisor to the Trump campaign, responded to his subpoena in a statement posted on Twitter.
“It is no surprise whatsoever that the illegitimate Jan. 6 unselect committee would attempt to subpoena attorneys as it continues its Stalinist witch hunt against President Trump and his supporters,” he wrote.