Kimberly Guilfoyle has accused Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) of “hijacking” her interview with lawyers for the Jan. 6 committee.
Guilfoyle alleges that Schiff leaked details about the interview “within less than two minutes to sandbag” her.
She says Schiff used the “interview as a political weapon against President Trump.”
Since Guilfoyle worked on President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, and is now engaged to Don Jr., she has become a target of the Democrats’ anti-Trump campaign.
She gave a speech during the Jan. 6 rally and Schiff’s anti-Trump Select Committee wants to talk to her about it.
“Ms. Guilfoyle, under threat of subpoena, agreed to meet exclusively with counsel for the select committee in a good faith effort to provide true and relevant evidence,” Guilfoyle attorney Joseph Tacopina said.
But Tacopina said Schiff and other members of the committee also attended the remote interview, which she accuses Schiff of “hijacking.”
Tacopina said: “However, upon Ms. Guilfoyle’s attendance, the committee revealed its untrustworthiness, as members notorious for leaking information appeared.
“Then, while counsel briefly halted the meeting to address the matter, our concerns about the presence of the committee’s members were validated, as the committee within less than two minutes leaked news of the break to the news media.”
Tacopina called out Schiff and “multiple other members” for “a brazen attempt to publicize an obviously baseless investigation.”
He said their “only real interest was to sandbag our client and use today’s interview as a political weapon against President Trump and those who support him.”
The panel fired back saying they will subpoena her instead:
“Ms. Guilfoyle has information of interest to the Select Committee and has provided documents germane to our investigation.
“The Select Committee had hoped she would do as dozens of other witnesses have done: participate in a voluntary transcribed interview with staff and committee members.
“Ms. Guilfoyle has now declined to do so, forcing the Select Committee to compel her testimony at an upcoming deposition.”
From The Hill:
The committee has already subpoenaed and obtained Guilfoyle’s phone records, which it sought alongside phone records for Eric Trump, but it had never formally subpoenaed her or publicly asked for her cooperation as it worked towards reaching those in Trump’s inner circle.
The panel has also asked Ivanka Trump to appear before the committee.
The former president’s daughter and White House adviser is reportedly in talks with the committee to schedule a voluntary appearance.
Statement on today’s scheduled interview. pic.twitter.com/8xmmvDxSeH
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) February 25, 2022