A TV celebrity, the son of the previous president, and others were summoned to a federal inquiry.
The House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack recently subpoenaed Kimberly Guilfoyle, Eric Trump, and various Trump allies.
Committee members are widely expected to question Guilfoyle, a former Trump adviser, and her telephone conversations with Eric about the 2021 Capitol riots. A key point of contention is the pair’s alleged role in supporting and fundraising for the so-called “Stop the Steal” electoral integrity campaign after the general election on Nov. 3.
“Phone records that were obtained are part of a new round of call records requested from communication companies,” The Hill journalist Joseph Choi reported. “These records include incoming and outgoing calls, the dates they were made, duration, and times of the calls.”
According to the paper, this is the first time the committee has directly targeted the previous president’s family members.
Meanwhile, the same committee subpoenaed Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell, attorney Jenna Ellis, and political adviser Boris Epshteyn.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) suggested the committee wanted to hear more about the group’s suspected role in “Stop the Steal.”
“Four individuals we have subpoenaed … 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,” he said in a statement.
“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,” he added.