Rudy Giuliani and 3 Others Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Inquiry

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The House committee investigating the Capitol riot called for documents and grounds from Rudolph W. Giuliani and 3 others.

Rudolph W. Giuliani astatine  a quality    league  successful  November 2020. The House committee   investigating the Jan. 6 onslaught  subpoenaed him connected  Tuesday.
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Luke Broadwater

Jan. 18, 2022Updated 5:45 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 onslaught connected the Capitol connected Tuesday subpoenaed Rudolph W. Giuliani and the ineligible squad that pursued a acceptable of conspiracy-filled lawsuits connected behalf of erstwhile President Donald J. Trump that made claims of fraud successful the 2020 statesmanlike election.

In summation to Mr. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s idiosyncratic lawyer and a ringleader of the group, the sheet subpoenaed 3 others: Jenna Ellis, who drafted a memo connected however Mr. Trump could overturn the predetermination by exploiting an obscure law; Sidney Powell, a lawyer whose enactment raised millions of dollars based connected mendacious claims that predetermination machines were rigged; and Boris Epshteyn, who pursued allegations of predetermination fraud successful Nevada and Arizona and participated successful a telephone with Mr. Trump connected the greeting of Jan. 6, “during which options were discussed to hold the certification of predetermination results,” the committee said.

“The 4 individuals we’ve subpoenaed contiguous precocious unsupported theories astir predetermination fraud, pushed efforts to overturn the predetermination results oregon were successful nonstop interaction with the erstwhile president astir attempts to halt the counting of electoral votes,” Representative Bennie Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi and the president of the committee, said successful a statement.

On Jan. 6, speaking to a assemblage of Trump supporters earlier the onslaught connected the Capitol, Mr. Giuliani called for “trial by combat.” Later, arsenic the gathering was nether siege, helium called lawmakers successful an effort to hold the certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory.

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