A Text Message About January 6 Gets Kimberly Guilfoyle Subpoenaed

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riots has been making headlines. As ABC News reported, the Committee claimed on Wednesday, March 2, that they have evidence that suggests the former Republican president Donald Trump, and some of those working close to him, may have made illegal attempts to disrupt the count of electoral votes in Congress in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election — therefore engaging "in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States."

Now, Kimberly Guilfoyle — the fiancée of the former president's son, Donald Trump Jr. — has received a subpoena to appear before the House Select Committee. As per CNN, news of the subpoena comes after Guilfoyle previously appeared before the Committee via video link on February 25, 2022. However, Guilfoyle suddenly ended the interview, claiming that she was under the impression no committee members were permitted to attend — a claim the House Select Committee denies agreeing to. The Committee also denied sharing details of her interview to the media, which is something Guilfoyle's lawyers had also alleged. 

Kimberly Guilfoyle allegedly bragged about raising money

Kimberly Guilfoyle's refusal to voluntarily comply with the House Select Committee's request is why she later received a subpoena on March 3, 2022. Prior to Guilfoyle's ill-fated attempt at appearing in front of the Committee back in February (via CNN), text messages in which Guilfoyle allegedly brags about raising money was made public. 

The text messages in question was first reported by ProPublica in November 2021. In the messages, Guilfoyle was allegedly texting with the Trump campaign adviser, Katrina Pierson, and boasted about how much money she had raised for the January 6 rally at the DC Ellipse that led to the Capital riot.

"[I] raised so much money for this," Guilfoyle's text read. "Literally one of my donors Julie at 3 million."  The Julie who Guilfoyle was referring to was Publix Supermarket heiress, Julie Jenkins Fancelli. According to Pro Publica, Fancelli was the biggest financial backer of the so-called "Stop the Steal" rally.

Per CNN, the subpoena also alleges that Guilfoyle "communicated with others" about the speakers on the morning of January 6, 2021, while also meeting with the former president and his family members prior to the rally.