The January 6 Select Committee has issued the latest round of subpoenas, this time for Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, and Boris Epshteyn, lawyers tied to Trump’s false election claims.
“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,” Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in a statement. “We expect these individuals to join the nearly 400 witnesses who have spoken with the Select Committee as the committee works to get answers for the American people about the violent attack on our democracy.”
These witnesses are asked to turn over documents by February 1 and testify by February 8, saying that all four participated in attempts to disrupt or delay the certification of election results.
- Investigators said Giuliani told Trump in a December 2020 meeting to seize voting machines after learning that the Department of Homeland Security had no lawful authority to do so.
- Powell led numerous lawsuits challenging election results.
- Ellis prepared two memos that claimed to detail authority for then-Vice President Mike Pence to reject or delay the receipt of certain state electoral results.
- The committee has questions for Epshteyn’s attendance to meetings at the Willard Hotel before January 6.
The Select Committee has subpoenaed and obtained phone records associated with Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle. The phone records obtained are part of a new round of call detail records subpoenaed from communication companies.
The records provide the committee with logs that show incoming and outgoing calls, including the date, time and length of calls. The records also show a log of text messages, but not the substance or content of the messages.
Even without the content of the texts or calls, investigators can use the information to determine who was communicating before, during and after January 6.
The records may help explain text messages and phone records it has received from others, like former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, as well as fundraisers and rally organizers.