Kimberly Guilfoyle 'may face subpoena' after disastrous meeting with January 6th investigators

Kimberly Guilfoyle 'may face subpoena' after disastrous meeting with January 6th investigators
Kimberly Guilfoyle addresses the first night of the Republican Convention. Screencap: Youtube

Kimberly Guilfoyle, one of former President Donald Trump’s erstwhile advisers who is engaged to his eldest son Donald Trump Jr., may be facing a congressional subpoena after her virtual testimony to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol collapsed into chaos on Friday.

Guilfoyle was a keynote speaker at Trump's "Stop the Steal" rally at the White House on the morning of the deadly insurrection.

According to reporting by CBS News, Guilfoyle and her attorneys had expected to talk only with Committee lawyers and staffers. Four people who witnessed the conversation told the outlet that Guilfoyle and her counselors became “outraged” when Democratic Representatives Adam Schiff of California and Jamie Raskin of Maryland – both of whom serve on the Committee – joined the call.

"Kim balked and said this isn't my understanding," one of the unnamed individuals recalled to CBS.

Because of the abrupt termination of her testimony, Guilfoyle may now face a congressional subpoena.

"Ms. Guilfoyle has information of interest to the Select Committee and has provided documents germane to our investigation. The Select Committee had hoped she would do as dozens of other witnesses have done: participate in a voluntary transcribed interview with staff and committee members. Ms. Guilfoyle has now declined to do so, forcing the Select Committee to compel her testimony at an upcoming deposition,” Committee spokesman Tim Mulvey said in a statement.

Guilfoyle’s legal team, however, has accused the Committee of orchestrating a “leak” and setting their client up for failure.

"Ms. Guilfoyle, under threat of subpoena, agreed to meet exclusively with counsel for the Select Committee in a good faith effort to provide true and relevant evidence," attorney Joseph Tacopina said in a statement to CBS. "However, upon Ms. Guilfoyle's attendance, the Committee revealed its untrustworthiness, as members notorious for leaking information appeared. Then, while counsel briefly halted the meeting to address the matter, our concerns about the presence of the Committee's members were validated, as the Committee within less than two minutes leaked news of the break to the media, as Chairman [Bennie] Thompson did only a month earlier when revealing to the press that our client's phone records had been confidentially subpoenaed."

Tacopina added that he and his client were "were shocked and appalled" at media coverage of Guilfoyle’s deposition.

"It is now abundantly clear to us that their only real interest was to sandbag our client and use today's interview as a political weapon against President Trump and those who support him," Tacopina said.

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