How in the world can Nancy Pelosi’s witch hunt committee issue subpoena and subpoena without any legal justification whatsoever?
Anyone who’s ever spoken to Trump apparently now has to face a grilling from the Jan. 6 House Select Committee, who’s sole aim is to throw Donald Trump behind bars.
Without a shred of evidence, the committee members have devised a ruthless legal scheme to force members of Trump’s orbit into deposition, demanding documents and phone records that in any way pertain to their work with Former President Trump.
The U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has subpoenaed the personal phone records of former President Donald Trump’s son Eric, as well as those of Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is engaged to marry Donald Trump, Jr.
The report, which has often had the first reports of Democratic Party attempts to target Trump allies — notes that neither Eric Trump nor Kimberly Guilfoyle were subpoenaed directly, and may not even have been notified of the subpoena.
Trump’s spokesman Taylor Budowich, is currently suing the January 6 committee over a similar attempt to obtain his personal bank records, noting that he was given almost no notice and that he had already been cooperating with the committee.
Others who were subpoenaed include Trump’s lawyers, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, both of whom represented the campaign in election challenges in 2020. Sidney Powell, a lawyer who also challenged election results but did not represent the president, and from whom Trump later distanced himself, was also subpoenaed by the committee, as was former Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn.
It is not clear what, if any, evidence prompted these subpoenas.
The January 6 committee is a one-sided, partisan inquiry, one that critics say is violating the terms of its own enabling resolution by excluding the members chosen by minority (Republican) leadership, and issuing subpoenas for depositions without the assent of a ranking minority member. (Rep. Liz Cheney claims she is playing that role.)
This dangerous precedent being set is just a small glimpse of what’s to come if American liberalism is allowed to flourish in the dangerous and insidious way it is today.
Dictatorship isn’t necessarily that of Hitler, Stalin, or Mussolini — it can be packaged and sold as to disguise itself from the American people. This, sadly, is our reality.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney