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    Drew Angerer/Getty Images The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021 has subpoenaed Mike Lindell’s phone records, the CEO of My Pillow told CNBC. Lindell has come to prominence as one of the most ardent pushers of the false idea that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. He even met with Trump after the election at the White House, where he was seen holding notes that read in part, “martial law if necessary.” Lindell told CNBC he received a notice from Verizon about the subpoena, which seeks his phone records from November to early January. In response, Lindell filed a motion in federal court in Minneapolis seeking to block the subpoena. “I wasn’t there on January 6th and yes they did subpoena my phone records but we filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the January 6th committee and Verizon to completely invalidate this corrupt subpoena,” he told CNBC. The Jan. 6 committee has issued a number of subpoenas requesting documents and depositions to high profile figures it believes may have...
    Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaGOP Senate candidate says Fauci is 'mass murderer,' should be jailed rather than 'hero' Rittenhouse Greitens Senate bid creates headache for GOP YouTube bans Sebastian Gorka's channel after repeated violations MORE, a conservative pundit and one-time White House adviser to former President TrumpDonald TrumpMissouri state GOP lawmaker resigns for Florida consulting job Trump to attend fundraiser for midterm candidates Biden meatpacking reforms lack punch, say critics MORE, sued the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in an effort to block lawmakers from obtaining his phone records from Verizon. Gorka filed suit in D.C. federal district court on Tuesday, arguing that the select committee is overstepping its authority by subpoenaing the personal information of a private citizen. "The Select Committee’s aimless rifling through the communications records of an adverse political journalist whom it knows had no role in the events it claims to be investigating epitomizes an investigation run amok," Gorka's lawyer wrote in the complaint. "The toxic forces rending this country apart will only be strengthened, and the goal of more tranquil times will...
    (CNN)Sebastian Gorka, a radio host and ally of former President Donald Trump, has filed suit against the January 6 committee and Verizon in an attempt to block a subpoena for his cell phone records."The Select Committee abused its power by unlawfully subpoenaing a cell phone service provider to produce the call records of Dr. Gorka," the lawsuit reads. "Unlike other targets, the Committee has not asked Dr. Gorka to answer any questions or to produce any documents, nor does he have any information to provide."In the suit, Gorka said he is "seeking relief from his political adversaries' abuse of congressional power to intimidate and stifle his political speech."Politico first reported the lawsuit and the committee's interest in Gorka, which had not previously been known.Gorka said the committee issued a subpoena on December 15 to Verizon for the production of his phone records to be produced by December 29.Read More"On December 17, 2021, Verizon sent a letter to Dr. Gorka advising him that it would comply with the subpoena 'unless Verizon receive[d] a court document from [Dr. Gorka] challenging the subpoena...
    Washington (CNN)Subpoenas have been at the center of some of the highest profile inquiries in Washington and beyond -- including the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot and the New York attorney general's office's efforts to compel testimony from members of the Trump family. But what is a subpoena? And what recourse do people have if they received one? Here's what you need to know:What is a subpoena?A subpoena is an order to compel someone to give testimony about something in a legal setting, usually before a court, but sometimes in other settings like a congressional inquiry. It can also require someone to produce documents, data or other records in his or her possession. Read MoreThe January 6 committee, for example, has filed hundreds of subpoenas for documents and testimony from former Trump officials and allies as it investigates the deadly attack. What happens if a subpoena is ignored?Failure to adhere to a subpoena can subject someone to criminal or civil contempt. Civil contempt occurs when someone hinders the judicial process by not adhering to the terms...
    The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack is studying whether it has the legal authority to subpoena sitting GOP members of Congress in the course of its inquiry. "I think there are some questions of whether we have the authority to do it," Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, who chairs the panel, said Sunday on Meet The Press. "We're looking at it. If the authorities are there, there'll be no reluctance on our part." "No reluctance" sure sounds like panel members are ready to pull the trigger if they conclude they have the power to do so. So far, the committee has sought the testimony of Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania. Jordan has admitted to having spoken with Donald Trump on the day of the insurrection, though he has edged in several media interviews on precisely what time that call took place. Jordan told Fox News he is reviewing the request, but also accused the panel of misleading Americans about a text he sent to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. Jordan...
    The Trumps will wear masks to hide New York attorney general Letitia James is no stranger to pressing the Trump family’s buttons. For a couple of years now, her office has been investigating some of the Trump family’s dubious real estate “deals.” Donald Trump’s inherited wealth is suspected to have been mostly squandered by The Donald himself, and he is believed to have subsequently involved himself in the bouillabaisse of corruption and shadiness of our unregulated economic system. This system of failing upward for the born rich extends to the wildly unimpressive Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr. As a result, the Trump children have found themselves being forced to fight against, and end up giving, depositions to the various investigators from myriad jurisdictions. On Monday, the New York Times reports that the attorney general’s office is looking into speaking with Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump. According to court documents, Donald, Ivanka, and Junior were all subpoenaed by Attorney General James’ office in a court filing on Dec. 1. It was known that James had subpoenaed Donald Trump but the fact that Ivanka and...
    Donald Trump's children Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. are refusing to comply with New York Attorney General Letitia James' subpoena.  They were served on December 1, the same day as their father, the New York Times reported. Their participation in the civil probe was revealed in a Monday court filing by Trump Organization lawyers looking to block the former president and his children from speaking with James' investigators. A joint court filing by James and a lawyer for the ex-president's family business sought to update Ivanka and Donald Jr.'s status in the ongoing probe to 'respondents.'  The filing also indicates they could take their own legal actions to fight James' subpoenas as soon as Monday, ABC reported. Trump's youngest adult child, Eric Trump, was questioned in October 2020. For more than two years James has been looking into whether the Trump Organization committed fraud by misrepresenting the value of Trump's real estate assets in statements to banks and tax authorities.  Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. will file motions to quash James' subpoenas soon, it was reported James said...
    JP Morgan Chase, which then-President Barack Obama singled out for praise in 2012, has delivered the banking records of Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich to the January 6 committee, despite his objections and pending lawsuit against the bank. Budowich, according to the Washington Times, was only informed Wednesday that the bank had complied with a committee subpoena. As Breitbart News reported earlier this week, Budowich only found out about the subpoena on December 23, and filed a lawsuit on December 24 challenging the legality and constitutionality of the committee’s subpoena. The bank and the committee did not wait for the courts to rule, and the bank–represented by former Obama administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch — complied with the subpoena, with Budowich only learning about that fact from the federal judge in his case. Lynch is remembered for a secretive meeting with former President Bill Clinton on the tarmac at an Arizona airport in 2016 while the Department of Justice was investigating his wife, Hillary Clinton, over her handling of State Department emails. That suggested a conflict of interest that eventually caused Lynch to...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday subpoenaed law enforcement officials and crash investigation documents as they weigh whether the state’s attorney general should be impeached for his conduct in a fatal car crash. After meeting behind closed doors in executive session for two days, a House committee tasked with recommending whether Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg should face impeachment charges unanimously approved the subpoenas in a brief public session Tuesday. The committee — made of seven Republicans and two Democrats — indicated it will reconvene in January to hear from those who investigated the crash. House Speaker Spencer Gosch, a Republican, said that as the committee sifted through the crash investigation file, “questions arose and we issued subpoenas to get our questions answered.” The attorney general, a Republican elected to his first term in 2018, pleaded no contest in August to a pair of misdemeanors in the crash that killed Joseph Boever. The 55-year-old man was walking along a rural stretch of highway in September 2020 when Ravnsborg struck him with his car. Ravnsborg first reported the...
    A current spokesman for former U.S. President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Friday after the January 6 House Committee requested his financial documents. The committee used a subpoena to obtain the documents from JPMorgan Chase to seek out the source of funding from an organization that helped promote a rally preceded by the Capitol riots.  Spokesman Taylor Budowich said in a court filing that he has cooperated extensively with the congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.   In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, Budowich said he has produced more than 1,700 pages of documents and provided about four hours of sworn testimony to the House of Representatives panel.      'The Select Committee acts absent any valid legislative power and threatens to violate longstanding principles of separation of powers by performing a law enforcement function absent authority to do so,' the complaint reads.   'Mr. Budowich has not been afforded the opportunity to review the subpoena at issue in order to ascertain the extent or scope of information and records requested; moreover,...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state attorney representing Wisconsin’s chief elections administrator worked Thursday to persuade a judge to block a subpoena demanding she turn over reams of documents and submit to a private interview with a former state Supreme Court justice investigating the 2020 elections for Assembly Republicans. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos hired Michael Gableman this summer to investigate election procedures. Gableman has subpoenaed the mayors of Wisconsin’s five largest cities along with Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe. He wants them to turn over all their election-related records and submit to questioning at his Brookfield office. None of the mayors have complied. Gableman has asked a Waukesha judge to consider jailing the mayors of Madison and Green Bay if they don’t comply. Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit in Dane County on Wolfe’s behalf in October seeking to block her subpoena. Assistant Attorney General Gabe Johnson-Karp told Judge Rhonda Lanford during a hearing Thursday that the subpoena is vague and too broad. He also argued that since the Legislature hired Gableman any questioning must be conducted...
    On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," former federal prosecutor Elie Honig broke down the significance of the House Select Committee's decision to seek information from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on his involvement in former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election. "It may be wishful thinking that Congressman Jordan will voluntarily cooperate with the committee, but he is a critical figure in this investigation, isn't he?" asked anchor Wolf Blitzer. "He is," said Honig. "The committee has made clear they're playing hardball, that they're going to pursue the truth no matter who may hold the truth, up to and including their own colleagues in Congress. Jim Jordan is not being picked on here just for fun. He has absolutely earned this request for information which could soon become a subpoena, because we know for a fact that Jim Jordan spoke with Donald Trump on January 6th." "Jim Jordan has now admitted that, sort of reluctantly, in a way, he's not super proud of what he talked about with Donald Trump on January 6th," added Honig. "So...
    A federal judge in Florida denied former national security adviser Michael Flynn's request for a temporary restraining order to block subpoenas from the Jan. 6 committee investigating the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this year. The committee, which has subpoenaed several allies to former President Donald Trump in recent months, is seeking to compel Flynn to testify and produce phone records and other documents. Flynn filed his motion to the U.S. District Court in Tampa as he moved to Englewood, Florida, earlier this year. Judge Mary Scriven, a Bush appointee, ruled against his request on Wednesday due to a supposed lack of urgency, concluding there was no basis he would face "immediate and irreparable harm." Scriven said the committee postponed Flynn's deposition to a "date to be determined," noting that while the committee's subpoena asked for documents by a Nov. 23 deadline, "there is no evidence in the record as to the date by which the select committee now expects Flynn to comply with its document requests." MICHAEL FLYNN SUES NANCY PELOSI AND JAN. 6 COMMITTEE The judge...
    Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn gestures as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump rally to protest the results of the election in front of Supreme Court building, in Washington, December 12, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters A federal judge Wednesday rejected a request by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to temporarily block subpoenas to him issued by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But the judge, whose ruling came a day after Flynn filed that request in court, opened the door to him to renew the bid if he thinks he can satisfy two issues that the judge cited in denying a restraining order against the committee. Flynn briefly served as national security advisor to former President Donald Trump. He later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the United States. Trump pardoned him in 2020. The select House panel probing the Capitol riot by a mob of Trump supporters issued subpoenas last month seeking documents and an interview with Flynn, a Florida resident who is a...
    Michael Flynn, the embattled former national security adviser to former President Donald Trump, is suing the House committee investigating the January 6th riot to block their subpoena for his phone records. His lawsuit is the eight against the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.  Flynn's lawsuit comes the day after he was scheduled to testify before the panel and appears to be an attempt to hold off any consequences of his failure to appear.  The House held two other Trump officials - former chief of staff Mark Meadows and former adviser Steve Bannon - in contempt after their no-shows before the panel.   The House subpoenaed Flynn in early November for him to turn over records he had related to the 2020 election, as well as demanding he testify. Flynn alleged in a lawsuit, filed in federal court in Florida, that a subpoena issued to him by panel was too broad in scope and punishes him for constitutionally protected speech he engaged in as a private citizen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's former adviser,...
    Later, the Jan. 6 Committee voted to refer Mark Meadows, the former chief of staff in the Trump administration, for criminal contempt after he refused a subpoena by pleading his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. In a video interview Tuesday, Flynn referred to the rioting at the U.S. Capitol as the "insurrection crucifixion." Flynn had been granted a full pardon by then-President Trump in Nov. 2021 over charges that he had lied to the FBI while being questioned during the Russian collusion investigation. Here's more about the subpoena of Mike Flynn: January 6th committee postpones deposition for Michael Flynn and Trump's personal assistant www.youtube.com
    Former Deputy Assistant to the President and conservative analyst Dr. Sebastian Gorka is vowing to “go to a political battle” with the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, following the revelation that his phone records were subpoenaed from Verizon.  “They’ve chosen the wrong guy — they still they probably don’t know that I still have all my clearances — and I am prepared to go to a political battle with Adam Schiff, with Nancy Pelosi, and with all of the radicalized Democrats that sadly have destroyed that party,” Gorka told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview.  “I’m going to approach it as somebody who has been teaching about political warfare for almost 20 years, training the intelligence community, the FBI, members of the military Special Forces, to understand that you don’t have to fire a shot to destroy the greatest Republic on God’s green earth,” Gorka said.  At Turning Point USA’s “America Fest” this weekend, he revealed during his speech to the gathering of young conservatives that Verizon notified him his phone records had been subpoenaed by the...
    (CNN)Michael Flynn, the embattled former national security adviser to then-President Donald Trump, is suing to block a US House subpoena for his phone records. His lawsuit marks the eighth court challenge against the ability of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol to gather evidence on Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election.This story is breaking and will be updated.
    Former President Donald Trump is legally pressing back upon a requested subpoena filed by New York officials trying to look into his business practices. Trump filed a lawsuit on Monday in an attempt to stop New York Attorney General Letitia James from investigating his businesses. "[James's] mission is guided solely by political animus and a desire to harass, intimidate, and retaliate against a private citizen who she views as a political opponent," the former president's lawsuit claimed, according to a copy acquired by the New York Times. “The Trump Organization has continually sought to delay our investigation into its business dealings and now Donald Trump and his namesake company have filed a lawsuit as an attempted collateral attack on that investigation," James said in a statement released on Monday. "To be clear, neither Mr. Trump nor the Trump Organization get to dictate if and where they will answer for their actions. Our investigation will continue undeterred because no one is above the law, not even someone with the name Trump.” WATCHDOG WARNS BIDEN CAN INSTALL BBB THROUGH...
    Ghislaine Maxwell's second day of defense got off to a rocky start Friday when it emerged that one witness refused to respond to a subpoena, another said they would take the fifth and a third was not being called. In addition, Maxwell tried to have an 81-year-old pub owner from England try to fly over to bolster her case at the 11th hour. At Maxwell's trial in New York, Judge Alison Nathan appeared exasperated that these issues were being raised at the last minute. The previous night Maxwell's lawyers had said they planned to call three women named Eva, Kelly and Michelle - but their plans fell apart before the jury were even brought in.  Ghislaine Maxwell's second day of defense got off to a rocky start Friday  Maxwell's defense lawyer Bobbi Sternheim and Laura Menninger are seen arriving to court Friday morning. Maxwell's lawyer Laura Menninger said that Maxwell's 'life is on the line' and they were only being given one and a half days to mount their defense Maxwell's defense attorneys Jeffrey Pagliuca (left) and Christian Everdell (right) are...
    The House Select Committee on Jan. 6 has issued a subpoena to retired Army Col. James “Phil” Waldron, directing him to appear before the committee and testify to his role in creating a presentation on how Republicans could subvert the 2020 election, as well as his work with Trump’s legal team in spreading election lies from state to state.  “Mr. Waldron reportedly claimed to have visited the White House on multiple occasions after the election, spoken to Mark Meadows ‘maybe 8 to 10 times,’ and briefed several members of Congress on election fraud theories. He also publicly acknowledged contributing to the creation of a PowerPoint presentation that was given to, or described for, Republican Members of Congress on the eve of January 6th. According to reporting, he also participated in meetings at the Willard Hotel in early January 2021.” The information that’s been made available by the select committee over the last two weeks has filled in gaps, tied together information that previously seemed disconnected, and provided a very different view of what happened to create the insurgency on Jan. 6....
    Stephen Maturen/Getty Images. Former Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale will turn over his phone records to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot following a subpoena. Parscale revealed to The Daily Beast on Wednesday that he received a notice of a subpoena from his phone service carrier for records from November 2020 to January 2021 and agreed to abide by it. Parscale told The Daily Beast Wednesday that he has will be transparent. He said, “I had nothing to do with Jan. 6… I have zero to hide.” He also signaled that he is still loyal to his former boss, and theorized that the committee might be attempting to test that loyalty. Parscale said, “All of this makes me think they want me to turn on [Donald Trump].” The former Trump campaign advisor did not divulge if he intends to testify before the committee, or if he has been asked to do so. Lawmakers have not issued any comments about the reported subpoena. Parscale was demoted from campaign manager to digital director last July during a...
              by Andrew Trunsky   The House voted Tuesday to recommend criminal contempt of Congress charges against Mark Meadows, former President Donald Trump’s ex-chief of staff and a former House member, for defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 Select Committee. Meadows had originally cooperated with the committee, turning over thousands of texts, emails and other communications, but refused to meet with its members and to turn over direct communications with Trump after claiming executive privilege. The contempt motion passed 222-208 at about 11 p.m. with two Republicans voting alongside the unanimous Democratic caucus. “It’s essential that witnesses cooperate with our investigation to get answers,” said Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, the select committee’s chair. “The law requires them to do so. And when a witness defies the law, that amounts to more than an obstruction of investigation … It’s an attack on the rule of law.” “This committee must get to the objective truth and ensure that January 6 never happens again,” added Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, the committee’s vice chair. The full House vote followed a report released by the committee that...
    A photographer sued the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot over an "invasive" subpoena asking for the release of telephone records she says reflect privileged communications between a journalist and her confidential sources. Amy Harris, a freelance photographer from Indiana, filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, according to Politico . BIDEN IN TRUMP'S SHADOW AS JAN. 6 COMMITTEE HOMES IN ON ALLIES The lawsuit seeks to have the court declare the "cell phone data sought by the Verizon Subpoena is protected by the First Amendment" and block the House select committee from being able to access "or review the telephone records." Additionally, the lawsuit seeks a declaration from the court labeling it as violating Harris's Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights, along with monetary compensation for "reasonable costs" and attorney's fees. "On November 24, 2021, the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol issued and served an invasive and sweeping subpoena," the lawsuit says. Under this subpoena,...
    A former Trump lawyer is suing Verizon to stop it from looking at his phone history. John Eastman, an attorney who helped then-President Donald Trump attempt to overturn the 2020 election, is suing Verizon and the Jan. 6 Select Committee to keep them away from his phone records. The Jan. 6 committee "is unconstitutionally pursuing law enforcement rather than legislative ends," argues Eastman in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in the D.C. District Court. "Congress's investigative powers are ancillary to its legislative authority and are limited to that extent." LAURA INGRAHAM FIRES BACK AT MEDIA' HACKS' AND LIZ CHENEY OVER JAN. 6 MESSAGING The lawsuit argues that the Jan. 6 committee's subpoena to Verizon is invalid for several reasons. First is the allegation that the Jan. 6 committee is attempting to perform a "law enforcement function, rather than genuine legislative activity." The former Chapman University professor also alleges that the subpoena violates House rules, as well as his First and Fourth Amendment rights. Finally, Eastman argues that the subpoena "infringes attorney-client privilege." Eastman's...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — A controversial subpoena for voter data that targets 9 million Pennsylvanians will go before a Commonwealth Court today. Attorney General Josh Shapiro will argue this subpoena violates Pennsylvanians right to their personal information. The subpoena is for voter’s information including partial social security numbers and drivers license numbers. All of this information would be used in an audit of the 2020 Election. High ranking state Republicans like Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman say the audit is to restore faith in the voting process. Shapiro says state GOP leaders crossed a legal line in by voting to subpoena personal information. Members of the State Senate said they need this information to verify the validity of people who voted. The Pennsylvania Capital Star reports this information would go to a third party company as part of the audit. It says the company would be Sage Envoy out of Iowa, which reportedly has no experience auditing elections. A.G. Shapiro argues there is no reason for the subpoena. “The right to keep personal information private is guaranteed by our state...
    The House voted Tuesday to recommend criminal contempt of Congress charges against Mark Meadows, former President Donald Trump’s ex-chief of staff and a former House member, for defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 Select Committee. Meadows had originally cooperated with the committee, turning over thousands of texts, emails and other communications, but refused to meet with its members and to turn over direct communications with Trump after claiming executive privilege. The contempt motion passed 222-208 at about 11 p.m. with two Republicans voting alongside the unanimous Democratic caucus. “It’s essential that witnesses cooperate with our investigation to get answers,” said Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, the select committee’s chair. “The law requires them to do so. And when a witness defies the law, that amounts to more than an obstruction of investigation … It’s an attack on the rule of law.” “This committee must get to the objective truth and ensure that January 6 never happens again,” added Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, the committee’s vice chair. The full House vote followed a report released by the committee that painted...
    John Eastman, a lawyer who worked with former President TrumpDonald TrumpRepublicans fret over Trump's influence in Missouri Senate race Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Meadows in contempt Senate confirms first Korean-American woman as federal appeals judge MORE in trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election, has sued Verizon and the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in an attempt to block the release of his phone records.  In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Eastman alleges the committee subpoenaed Verizon “without prior notice” to him, adding the committee requested nine categories of data from his personal cellphone over a three month period.  “The Committee’s lack of validly appointed minority members or a validly appointed ‘ranking minority member’ makes such compliance impossible,” the suit says. The lawsuit argues the committee's subpoena of his cellphone records is invalid, saying, “the Committee is attempting to exercise a law enforcement function,” adding the subpoena infringed on attorney-client privileges, and “the subpoena was issued in violation of House Rules and the J6...
    Peter Navarro, former Trump White House trade adviser, set himself on collision course with House COVID-19 investigators by announcing he will not appear for a Wednesday deposition Former White House adviser Peter Navarro accused the House COVID-19 probe of trying to intimidate him as he announced on Tuesday evening he would not comply with a subpoena to appear for a deposition at midday on Wednesday.  It makes him the latest Trump loyalist to put himself on a collision course with Congress, risking criminal contempt proceedings.  In a scathing letter to the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, he attacked President Biden and accused the investigation of using him as a pawn in their 'witch hunt.' And he said he was a man of 'modest means' who would not let Democrats in Congress drain him of cash.  'President Donald John Trump, my commander in chief, has invoked executive privilege with respect to any interactions with your subcommittee; and the law is very clear on this,' he wrote. 'This is not my privilege to waive. Only President Trump...
    (CNN)Conservative lawyer John Eastman is suing Verizon and the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol over a subpoena issued by the panel for his phone records, according to court documents.Eastman argues that the committee's subpoena is "invalid" for several reasons, and notably he attempts to differentiate between the rallies held on January 6 and the riot at the Capitol that day."Without prior notice to Dr. Eastman, the J6 Committee issued a subpoena to Verizon requesting records for Dr. Eastman's personal cell phone. The subpoena seeks nine categories of information on Dr. Eastman's personal cell phone use over a three-month period. The subpoena does not contain any provision for protection of attorney client privilege," the court documents say."The J6 Committee's subpoena to Verizon is invalid for several reasons. First, public statements by J6 Committee members make clear that the Committee is attempting to exercise a law enforcement function, rather than genuine legislative activity. The United States Congress has no power to issue subpoenas for law enforcement purposes," the documents add.Eastman goes on to argue that...
    (CNN)A federal appeals court sounded dubious Monday of arguments put forward by former President Donald Trump for why a House subpoena for his financial records should be wholly invalidated. However, the DC US Circuit Court of Appeals also signaled at a hearing in the long-running case that the House Oversight Committee might not be entitled to all the Trump financial records -- including his tax returns -- it first requested from his accounting firm in 2019. The case concerns the latest version of a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee that was already considered once by the Supreme Court in a 7-2 opinion the justices handed down last year. The justices rejected then-President Trump's most extreme arguments for throwing out the subpoena. But they sent the case back down to lower courts to consider the demands under a four-part test they put forward for reviewing informational requests from Congress concerning the personal records of a sitting president. January 6 investigators are pursuing another contempt charge. Heres what that means.On Monday, a panel of DC Circuit judges expressed significant skepticism...
    A federal appeals court on Monday grappled with former President TrumpDonald TrumpPublicist 'not associated' with Kanye West at time of election incident: spokesperson Trump teases 2024 run during Orlando event with O'Reilly Jan. 6 panel details case for holding Meadows in contempt ahead of House vote MORE's effort to block a Democrat-led congressional committee in its renewed push to obtain his personal financial records. A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments over a 2019 subpoena from the House Oversight and Reform Committee demanding eight years of private financial papers from Trump's accounting firm. In the latest round of arguments in the case, which the Supreme Court sent back to the lower courts unresolved more than a year ago, the panel questioned how it should weigh the congressional subpoena and Trump's claims of separation-of-powers concerns now that he is no longer in office. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson questioned Trump's lawyer over his argument that the former president is entitled to special treatment under the law that would shield his information from congressional subpoenas. "The other part...
    Mark Meadows' attorney in a Monday letter urged the Jan. 6 committee not to pursue criminal charges against the former White House chief of staff, as he argued doing so would be 'contrary to law.'  'Such a referral would be contrary to law, manifestly unjust, unwise and unfair,' attorney George Terwilliger wrote. 'It would ill-serve the country to rush to judgment on the matter.' Terwilliger said that a 'good-faith invocation of executive privilege and testimonial immunity' is within the bounds of the law for a former administration official.  The committee recommended the contempt charges on Sunday, the same day it released a report showing that Meadows said the National Guard was on standby to 'protect pro Trump people' in an email on January 5.  Democratic leaders announced on Thursday that the full House will vote on the contempt measure this week.  Meadows is the third person to face a contempt vote in the House in the Democrat-led committee's investigation, after ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon and former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark.  Bannon, Trump's former White House chief strategist, was indicted on...
    Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images The House select committee investigating Jan. 6 issued a resolution recommending that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows be held in contempt of Congress for defying a congressional subpoena. Meadows had previously been cooperating with the committee, but reversed course in December. Meadows’ attorney said the change came due to him and the committee being unable to reach an agreement regarding cell phone records and certain matters Meadows believe fall under executive privilege. However, in the contempt report, the committee made clear that “Meadows’s failure to comply, and this contempt recommendation, are not based on good-faith disagreements over privilege assertions. “Rather, Mr. Meadows has failed to comply and warrants contempt findings because he has wholly refused to appear to provide any testimony and refused to answer questions regarding even clearly non-privileged information—information that he himself has identified as non-privileged through his own document production,” the report added. The report noted that Meadow’s previously produced documents that he did not believe were protected by executive privilege and refused to “answer questions about the documents...
              more   An Ohio congressional candidate responded Friday evening after being subpoenaed by the congressional January 6 Committee, which is investigating the mostly-peaceful protest at the Capitol early this year. “Upon taking office, I will make sure one of my first votes is to disband this partisan committee that has weaponized its powers against innocent Americans. Ohioans are tired of watching D.C.’s witch hunts and political theater while the country burns,” Miller said in response to the subpoena. “Sadly, it’s the only card the Democrats can play, because their policies are destroying our nation,” he continued. “I will accept service of this subpoena, but I will defend my rights just as I will defend the rights of my constituents when elected.” Sadly, it’s the only card the Democrats can play, because their policies are destroying our nation. I will accept service of this subpoena, but I will defend my rights just as I will defend the rights of my constituents when elected.2/2 — Max Miller (@MaxMillerOH) December 9, 2021 The candidate, who has been endorsed by former President Donald...
    NEW YORK -- The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin a prop gun that killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set must make himself available for an interview with state workplace safety regulators, a judge has decided.District Judge Bryan Biedscheid on Friday granted a request by the Occupational Health and Safety Bureau of the state Environment Department to issue a subpoena to Dave Halls, assistant director for the movie "Rust," local news outlets reported.Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was wounded in the Oct. 21 shooting on the Bonanza Creek Ranch film set near Santa Fe.Safety officials tried twice since Nov. 2 to interview Halls for their investigation but he declined both times through his attorney and said he wouldn't agree to an interview until a criminal investigation into the shooting is complete, a compliance officer wrote Wednesday in an affidavit in support of the subpoena request.SEE ALSO: 'Rust' assistant director Dave Halls says Alec Baldwin 'did not pull that trigger," according to attorneyEMBED More News Videos An attorney for "Rust" assistant director Dave Halls...
    Democrats on the House subcommittee investigating political interference into the pandemic response have rejected former Trump aide Peter Navarro's claims of executive privilege, and are demanding he comply with a subpoena to appear for a deposition. In a letter sent Saturday, Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), chairman of the House select subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic, told Navarro he had "no valid basis for refusing to comply with the subpoena." "Your refusal to comply is particularly indefensible given that you disclosed many details about your work in the White House, including details of conversations with the former President about the pandemic response, in your recent book and related press tour," Clyburn wrote.  Since Navarro disclosed previously private information publicly, "the Select Subcommittee believes that any privilege that may have attached to these subjects has been waived," Clyburn wrote.  "The Select Subcommittee therefore expects you to promptly produce all responsive records and information in your possession and appear for a deposition on December 15, as the subpoena requires," he continued. Clyburn issued the subpoena last month after he said Navarro, former President TrumpDonald TrumpAnti-Asian...
    The House Jan. 6 committee fired off another round of subpoenas Friday targeting people investigators say were involved in the planning of rallies leading up to the riot on Capitol Hill. Subpoenas were sent to six individuals, including two the panel said met with former President Donald Trump, seeking documents and testimony. The committee has so far issued 51 subpoenas in total. FEDERAL APPEALS COURT REJECTS TRUMP BID TO KEEP RECORDS FROM JAN. 6 COMMITTEE "Some of the witnesses we subpoenaed today apparently worked to stage the rallies on January 5th and 6th," Chairman Bennie Thompson said in a statement . "The Select Committee expects these witnesses to join the hundreds of individuals who have already cooperated with our investigation.” The individuals subpoenaed include Robert “Bobby” Peede Jr., Max Miller, Brian Jack, Bryan Lewis, Ed Martin, and Kimberly Fletcher. Evidence shows Peede and Miller met with Trump in the private dining room by the Oval Office on Jan. 4 to discuss the rally that would take place two days later on the Ellipse, according...
    Republican New Mexico Rep. Yvette Herrell sent a letter Friday to House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney calling for her to issue a subpoena to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. In the letter first obtained by the Daily Caller, Herrell said the subpoena would call on Mayorkas to testify under oath before the Committee amid the ongoing border crisis. The congresswoman also criticized Mayorkas for not handling the border crisis, as migrants continue to pour across the U.S. border daily and calls on Maloney to subpoena Mayorkas to testify. Herrell mentioned that the Biden administration missed the legal Nov. 29th deadline to submit a report on the Afghan evacuation and questioned the vetting that has taken place or lack thereof. The letter comes after multiple reports of Afghan men on various bases involved in child trafficking, spousal abuse and rapes. “We know the Biden administration lied about vetting Afghan evacuees while continuing to stonewall the Legislative Branch. Now Secretary Mayorkas has missed the legally required deadline to report on the evacuation process. The American people deserve to know who...
    Republican Max Miller, who is running for Congress in Ohio, responded Thursday night to a notice that he would be subpoenaed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) January 6 committee by vowing to vote to “disband this partisan committee” if he is elected to office. Miller, who was an aide to former President Donald Trump and who received an early endorsement from Trump in February, condemned the select committee as “partisan” and said he plans to comply with the subpoena but also defend himself. “Upon taking office, I will make sure one of my first votes is to disband this partisan committee that has weaponized its powers against innocent Americans,” Miller said in a statement Thursday. “Ohioans are tired of watching D.C.’s witch hunts and political theater while the country burns. Sadly, it’s the only card the Democrats can play, because their policies are destroying our nation.” Miller added, “I will accept service of this subpoena, but I will defend my rights – just as I will defend the rights of my constituents when elected.” Supporters listen as former President Donald...
    Mark Meadows turned the tables on the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack on Wednesday, filling a lawsuit in federal district court in D.C. that argues the committee is unconstitutional and in violation of House rules. CNN and other establishment media outlets played the lawsuit as a last-ditch effort by a man desperate to avoid a subpoena — or desperate to appease his former boss, Donald Trump. Yet the lawsuit is a serious threat to the existence of the committee. The lawsuit makes some familiar arguments, such as that the committee is violating the Constitution’s separation of powers by encroaching on executive privilege. Former Trump aide Stephen K. Bannon, who is being prosecuted by the supposedly apolitical Department of Justice for contempt of Congress, is making the same case against his subpoena in federal court. But Meadows goes further, pointing out that the January 6 committee violates the terms of its own enabling resolution. The resolution, H. Res. 503, provides that the committee “shall” consist of 13 members, five of which “shall be appointed after consultation with the...
    House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Wednesday batted down an attempt by ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to subpoena officials involved in the FBI investigating concerned parents as “domestic terrorists” at the behest of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). As Breitbart News previously reported, the NSBA sent a letter to the Biden administration asking it to investigate parents as “domestic terrorists.” Shortly thereafter, Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI to look into parents — but maintained that parents would not be treated as “domestic terrorists.” Despite that, a whistleblower revealed the FBI was, in fact, using “counterterrorism tools” to look into parents concerned about their children’s educations. Jordan used his opening statement during a Judiciary Committee hearing to submit a resolution to the committee that would subpoena Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, and NSBA President Dr. Viola Garcia for questioning, as well as all relevant documents pertaining to the incident. Merrick Garland “either misled us, or he was clueless, and either one is bad,” Jordan told Breitbart News. “Because he...
    Former Trump White House chief of Staff Mark Meadows is suing members of the House Jan. 6 committee and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after it emerged on Wednesday he was no longer cooperating with the investigation. Hours earlier, the committee signaled it would pursue a criminal contempt case against him.  In his suit, Meadows accuses the investigators of trying to 'violate' the principle of executive privilege that should protect his communications with Trump. It asks a judge to invalidate two 'overly broad' subpoenas and accuses the committee of overreach by issuing a demand to Verizon for his cell phone records.  'After working with them - trying to work with them - it became obvious over the last 72 hours or so that they continued to plan to delve into both executive privilege and some of the deliberative speech that would have occurred as a result of my interactions with the president and other senior staff and so we had to make the tough decision to say that we're gonna no longer cooperate,' Meadows told the Jenna Ellis show. He said revealing...
    Mark Meadows has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and nine members of the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack. The former Trump White House chief of staff and former Republican U.S. Congressman refused to honor the lawful subpoena he received from the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack. Meadows, who is also the and former chairman of the far right House Freedom Caucus, filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday. The suit, according to NBC 4 Investigative Reporter Scott MacFarlane, is suing Pelosi, and nine Committee members, among them Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, Liz Cheney, Adam Schiff, Jamie Raskin, and Zoe Lofgren: Buzzfeed’s Zoe Tillman has the initial list: Mark Meadows is suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Jan. 6 committee, the case is docketed in federal district court in DC but the complaint isn't up yet (HT @woodruffbets)pic.twitter.com/pauTagphXZ — Zoe Tillman (@Zoe Tillman) 1639000411 Read: ‘Terrifying’: Right-wingers are furious over a study finding 7 in 10 young Dems won't date a Trump voterFrom Your Site Articles
    Mark Meadows is withdrawing his voluntary cooperation with the Jan. 6 select committee after he and his lawyer would not accommodate some of its requests. The lawyer for Donald Trump's former chief of staff informed committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson in a letter Tuesday that Meadows would no longer comply with the subpoena due to demands for information he said is protected by executive privilege and questions about the committee’s “fairness” in dealing with his client. EX-TRUMP LAWYER JOHN EASTMAN PLANS TO PLEAD THE FIFTH TO JAN. 6 COMMITTEE “The Select Committee has no intention of respecting boundaries concerning Executive Privilege,” attorney George Terwilliger wrote. Terwilliger said that Meadows “consistently sought in good faith to pursue an accommodation with the Select Committee” until it tried to obtain privileged information. He pointed to the select committee’s subpoenaing of Meadow’s cellphone records as one of these oversteps, which he said Meadows was going to turn over after screening for privileged information. The letter then questioned if the committee is able to deal with the witnesses...
    Right-wing lawyer John Eastman, who falsely claimed that Congress did not have to certify Joe Biden’s presidential electoral victory, said on Monday that he had to abide by the subpoena he received from Congress. Eastman, according to a recent book by The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, wrote a six-point memo that stated that Vice President Mike Pence, who oversaw the tallying and certifying of Biden’s victory, could disregard the election results. However, on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight on Monday, Eastman said that there was no going around Congress as it pertained to being subpoenaed last month by the House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. “Why comply?” asked Tucker Carlson. “I mean, honestly, at this point, look, if it’s totally fake. This is just some Soviet show trial, which it is, why would the rest of us have any kind of obligation to play along with it, honestly?” “Well, we shouldn’t but Congress has the power to issue criminal contempt,” responded Eastman. “Normally, those don’t go anywhere and such charades...
    NEWARK (CBS SF/AP) — Shares in the electric vehicle startup Lucid Group tumbled Monday after saying that said it had been subpoenaed by government regulators, apparently over the process by which it became a publicly-traded company last summer. Lucid shares skidded 18% at the opening bell and they were down 9% near midday at $42.75. READ MORE: Unique Twist To Pandemic Shutdown Of Long-Establish Santa Clara RestaurantIn a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the California company said an investigation by the SEC “appears to concern the business combination between the company and Atieva Inc. and certain projections and statements.” Lucid, formerly known as Churchill Capital Corp. IV, began trading on NASDAQ in July after combining with Atieva, a so-called special purpose acquisition company. Commonly referred to as a “SPAC,” they are used as a shortcut to go public, bypassing the lengthy and costly process of a traditional initial public offering. SPACs — also called “blank-check companies” because they have no real business other than hunting for privately owned businesses to buy — exploded in popularity last year, and...
    An early Saturday morning Telegram call took an unexpected turn, as Jan 6 “Stop the Steal” rally organizer Ali Alexander—who Congress has subpoenaed—splattered a series of random thoughts against the brains of approximately 30 listeners while declaring that Congress wants to see him dead. The unhinged 45-minute phone call at 2 a.m. further divulged into topics ranging from plastic surgery, consuming acid, and taking life lessons from the Star Wars character Yoda. “I was actually moved to sadness. I was moved empathetically to mourn the loss of reason amongst otherwise well-intentioned people,” Alexander said at the start of the call, seemingly stringing a series of words together which he referred to as “very beautiful.” Alexander, who is no stranger to lengthy diatribes, went on to claim that he has been tasked with much of his own “legal preparation” in light of being subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the Capitol riot because one of his lawyers has been “hospitalized” in recent days and his other attorney came down with COVID-19. “I am doing all this legal preparation for myself,”...