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Subpoenas to Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Others



Former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, attorneys Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis, and former campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn were subpoenaed to appear before the Jan 6 committee investigating the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. Currently, it is not clear whether the House committee's subpoenas will be complied with by the three lawyers and Epshteyn by Feb 1. They are ordered to turn over documents by Feb 1 and take depositions on Feb 8.



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The House of Representatives panel posted on Twitter late Tuesday that four people had advanced unsupported theories about election fraud, advocated overturning elections, or had been in direct contact with the former President.


Democratic chairman Bennie Thompson, Mississippi's representative to the panel, said in a statement, "We expect these individuals to join the nearly 400 witnesses who have already spoken with the Select Committee."


During an interview, Robert Costello, the lawyer who represents Giuliani, stated that the subpoena was political theater and that his client was bound to the legal doctrines of attorney-client privilege and executive privilege.


Thompson wrote in his letter to Epshteyn that he spoke with Trump early on Jan. 6, during which he mentioned the delay in certifying elections results. According to the chairman, Ellis was involved in the preparation and distribution of two memos that addressed whether the Vice President can reject or delay counting electoral votes from states that submitted alternate slates.


19 Jan 2022



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