'Keep ’em coming': Internet cheers Jan. 6 committee subpoenas of 'Big Lie' lawyers
The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has just issued subpoenas to several former Trump attorneys including Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, and Boris Epshteyn. Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) in a statement says they “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.”
Politico calls the four attorneys “key drivers of Donald Trump’s legal efforts to overturn the election, before he set his sights on Congress.”
Epshteyn served in more of a communications role but in its statement the Committee reveals he “reportedly attended meetings at the Willard Hotel in the days leading up to January 6th and had a call with former President Trump on the morning of January 6th to discuss options to delay the certification of election results in the event of Vice President Pence’s unwillingness to deny or delay the certification.
Many on social media cheered upon hearing the news.
Put up, shut up, or flee @rudygiuliani and @jennaellisesq You've been subpoenaed by the @January6thCmtepic.twitter.com/1YOEOHieyV— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann) 1642544776
BREAKING: BIG January 6th subpoenas out for Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, and Boris Epshteyn.\n\nKEEP 'EM COMING!!!!— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!) 1642544801
Breaking: Jan 6 committee has subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis and others involved in the Big Coup.— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah)))) 1642545356
I have a hunch that Giuliani, Ellis, Powell, and Epshteyn will refuse to cooperate and will file lawsuits claiming that the committee is illegitimate and their First Amendment rights are being trampled.\n\nJust a wild guess.https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1483567981191909376\u00a0\u2026— Teri Kanefield (@Teri Kanefield) 1642545391
Huge news for you: January 6th Select Committee subpoenas Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, and Boris Epshteyn. \n\nYes, you read that right. Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, and Boris Epshteyn.— Victor Shi (@Victor Shi) 1642545550
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