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Kimberly Guilfoyle cuts short meeting with Jan 6 committee after details of her appearance leak

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Kimberly Guilfoyle cuts short meeting with Jan 6 committee after details of her appearance leak and her lawyer accuses members of seeking publicity for a ‘baseless investigation’

  • Guilfoyle confirmed that she met with the Jan 6 committee on Friday 
  • But her statement accused members of ‘hijacking’ the meeting for publicity 
  • She reportedly believed that only lawyers and staff would be on the call
  • And she balked when she found Democratic members were included 
  • Guilfoyle, 52, is engaged to former President Donald Trump’s eldest son Don Jr. 


Kimberly Guilfoyle met investigators from the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol on Friday, but the meeting went awry as she and her lawyers clashed with members over its ground rules. 

Guilfoyle, 52, is engaged to former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Don Jr. 

And she was among the speakers who addressed a rally on the morning of Jan 6 before a crowd of Trump supporters marched on the U.S. Capitol.  

But sources told CBS News that she and her lawyer abruptly ended the meeting after details leaked to the media.

Guilfoyle confirmed the interview with a statement in which her lawyer attacked the ‘baseless investigation.’   

‘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,’ the statement said. 

Kimberly Guilfoyle appeared before conservatives at the CPAC conference in Florida on Thursday. On Friday she met with the committee investigating the Jan 6 violence in 2021

Kimberly Guilfoyle appeared before conservatives at the CPAC conference in Florida on Thursday. On Friday she met with the committee investigating the Jan 6 violence in 2021

Guilfoyle appeared with Donald Trump Jr at the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the violence

Guilfoyle appeared with Donald Trump Jr at the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the violence

'We will not allow the liberals and the Democrats to steal our dream or steal our elections,' during her appearance at the rally just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol

‘We will not allow the liberals and the Democrats to steal our dream or steal our elections,’ during her appearance at the rally just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol 

Guilfoyle issued a statement accusing committee members of trying to hijack the meeting to'publicize an obviously baseless investigation'

Guilfoyle issued a statement accusing committee members of trying to hijack the meeting to ‘publicize an obviously baseless investigation’

‘However, upon 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 [Bennie] Thompson did only a month earlier when revealing to the press that our client’s phone records had been confidentially subpoenaed.’

The statement, in the name of lawyer Joseph Tacopina, said the hearing had been ‘hijacked.’

‘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. 

Sources told CBS News that problems began when Guilfoyle realized that lawmakers on the committee such as Representatives Adam Schiff of California and Jamie Raskin of Maryland, both Democrats, were on the call. 

Guilfoyle said she had expected only lawyers and committee staff to be included. 

‘Kim balked and said this isn’t my understanding,’ said one. 

After working its way through aides and advisers, the investigation is moving closer to Trump’s family.  

The committee has already obtained Guilfoyle’s phone records with a subpoena.

In her Jan. 6 speech she said: ‘We will not allow the liberals and the Democrats to steal our dream or steal our elections.’ 

This week it emerged that Ivanka Trump is in talks to appear before the committee. 

In its January letter to Ivanka, the House committee said they were seeking a voluntary interview about what she saw on January 6th, including Donald Trump’s actions that day and his state of mind as his supporters stormed the Capitol.  

The panel also has requested to hear from Eric Trump, the former president’s son who ran the business empire, and Kimberly Guilfoyle, an adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign and the finance of his oldest son Don Jr. 

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