U.S. House Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Rudy Giuliani, Three Others

The United States House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani and three others who allegedly pushed claims of widespread voter fraud.

The Committee on Jan. 18 issued subpoenas to Trump lawyers Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, and former Trump campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn for promoting false claims about the 2020 elections and for participating in attempts to disrupt or delay the certification of election results.

“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,” Committee Chairperson Bennie Thompson said in a statement.

In its letter to Giuliani, the Committee said that he was reportedly in contact with former President Donald Trump and various members of Congress about strategies to delay or overturn the election results.

The Committee alleged that Giuliani, as well as Powell, urged Trump to direct the seizure of voting machines around the country in December 2020.

In its letter to Ellis, the Committee said that she reportedly circulated two memos “purporting to analyze the constitutional authority” for former Vice President Mike Pence to reject or delay the counting of votes.

The Committee also said in its letter to Epshteyn that he reportedly attended meetings at the Willard Hotel “command center” in the days leading up to Jan. 6.

The Committee gave the four individuals until Feb. 1 to provide relevant documents.

The Committee also demanded the four to appear for a deposition on Feb. 8.

“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,” Thompson said.


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