Kimberly Guilfoyle's committee meeting
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.
Guilfoyle, a longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump, was scheduled to meet virtually with the committee on February 25, following discussions between the committee and her lawyers.
Guilfoyle is engaged to Donald Trump Jr., the former president's eldest son, and is one of the most high-profile confidants of the Trump family to meet with the committee.
She also spoke at the January 6, 2021, rally at the Ellipse near the White House and was backstage that day with the Trump family and administration officials.
The four people familiar with Friday's exchange requested anonymity, since they were not authorized to discuss the deliberations.
They said Guilfoyle and her lawyers were concerned when they saw who else was on the call, including Democrats Adam Schiff of California and Jamie Raskin of Maryland.
Guilfoyle spoke up and asked why members — and not just lawyers and committee staff — were on the call, three of the people said.
According to one person, Kim "baffled" and "didn't get it." A second person called her "outraged" because she expected a more informative conversation than a formal deposition.
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