Trump ally Bernie Kerik plans to publicly release Jan. 6 documents
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik will publicize the documents he is presenting to the Jan. 6 committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to a letter from Keriks's attorney, obtained by Just the News.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., subpoenaed Kerik to speak about his work with former President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani following the 2020 election with a focus on Jan. 5 and 6.
Kerik's attorney, Timothy Parlatore, wrote a letter to Thompson stating that his client intends to share documents he views as not privileged. Kerik previously requested a public hearing, rather than a private deposition. Thompson rejected the idea and threatened to subpoena Kerik "in his personal capacity."
Parlatore's letter hit on several problems facing the committee including midterm elections and the altering of evidence by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
"Given the recent incident of Rep. Adam Schiff's presentation of altered text messages from Mr. Meadows, I want to avoid a similar situation of selected portions of documents being presented without context. It is therefore my intention to make the production available through a download link that can also be accessed by the public and members of the media," Parlatore wrote.
"Your Committee is not expected to survive the mid-term elections," Palatore asserted. Polls show Republicans are expected to retake the House next fall, adding pressure to the Democrat-led committee investigation to finish within a year.
“As I have stated from the beginning, Mr. Kerik is happy to provide all of the responsive documents, as well as to sit and answer all appropriate questions regarding these matters,” Parlatore added.