Former President Trump Waives Privilege, Allows Kerik To Testify In Front Of Jan. 6 Panel
Former President Donald Trump stated on Wednesday that he would be waiving attorney-client privilege in order to allow former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to testify in front of the House Jan. 6 select committee.
The former president went on to explain that he was doing this because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partisan panel, in the subpoena it sent out to Kerik, requested voter-fraud evidence that has been “hidden from the public.”
“The Unselect Committee issued a subpoena to Bernie Kerik, an American Patriot and great former Police Commissioner of New York City, for its Jan. 6th Witch Hunt, but didn’t realize what they were demanding is a massive trove of evidence of Voter Fraud,” Trump went on to say in a statement published by his Save America JFC.
“According to Bernie’s lawyer, these documents show significant indicators of fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, but have remained hidden from the public. It is exactly what the Unselect Committee should be interested in — if this was a real investigation,” the statement continued.
“Bernie wants to comply with the subpoena with a public hearing, and asked me to waive attorney-client privilege so Bernie can testify and provide documents, which I grant him. The Unselect Committee will not like what they asked for!” Trump added.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the Jan. 6 committee chair, released a statement on Nov. 8 saying subpoenas had been issued to six Trump associates, including Kerik.
The select committee said Kerik paid for hotel rooms that served as command centers ahead of Jan. 6.
Pelosi, D-Calif., formed the select committee to probe events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The panel consists of Democratic lawmakers and anti-Trump Republicans Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.
CNN on Tuesday reported that Kerik intended to comply with the subpoena but was demanding an apology from the House select committee.
Kerik formerly worked with Trump’s personal attorney and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in the weeks following the 2020 presidential election in order to help find any evidence that might exist concerning voter fraud.
Kerik’s lawyer, Tim Parlatore, stated that his client never actually attended a meeting.
“If you were not personally responsible for this fabrication and false statements, then someone on your staff was and should be held accountable,” Parlatore went on to write to Thompson, according to reports from CNN.