Kimberly Guilfoyle’s virtual meeting with the January 6 Committee went sideways on Friday morning when notorious leaker Adam Schiff appeared on the call.
And as expected, Guilfoyle’s Friday morning exchange with the January 6 Committee was leaked to the media.
Kim Guilfoyle is engaged to Don Jr. and a trusted confidant of the Trump family.
According to “four people familiar” with the meeting (leak), Guilfoyle’s lawyers were concerned about the ground rules after Democrat Reps. Adam Schiff and Jamie Raskin joined the call, CBS News reported.
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A tense confrontation between the House select committee investigating the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and Kimberly Guilfoyle unfolded privately on Friday morning, with Guilfoyle and her lawyers abruptly ending her conversation with the committee over concerns about its ground rules, according to four people familiar with the exchange.
The four people familiar with Friday’s exchange requested anonymity, since they were not authorized to discuss the deliberations.
But, they said, when Guilfoyle appeared on Friday’s virtual meeting, she and her lawyers grew immediately concerned when they saw who else was on the call, including lawmakers on the committee such as Representatives Adam Schiff of California and Jamie Raskin of Maryland, both Democrats.
Guilfoyle spoke up and asked why members — and not just lawyers and committee staff — were on the call, three of the people said.
“Kim balked and said this isn’t my understanding,” one of the people said. A second person described her as “outraged,” since she believed this conversation was going to be more informative and not a formal deposition.
“This is not my understanding,” Guilfoyle told the committee, and then said she would cease to continue the conversation until her lawyers had further discussions with the committee about the format, the people said.
Kim Guilfoyle’s counsel blasted the January 6 Committee in a statement to CBS and accused the panel of leaking.
“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,” Joseph Tacopina, counsel for Kim Guilfoyle said in a statement to CBS. “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 media, as Chairman Thompson did only a month earlier when revealing to the press that our client’s phone records had been confidentially subpoenaed.”
“It is now abundantly clear to us that 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 statement said.