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Tue Oct 4, 2022, 05:01 PM

Lawyers: Arizona GOP chair pleaded Fifth to Jan. 6 panel

Source: AP

By BOB CHRISTIE

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward refused to answer questions during a deposition of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, an attorney for the panel revealed Tuesday during a court hearing in Phoenix.

Attorney Eric Columbus told a federal judge that Ward asserted her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination when she complied with a subpoena from the House committee.

The detail about Ward’s deposition came at a hearing where lawyers urged a federal judge to block the committee from getting her phone records while she appeals. U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa ruled on Sept. 23 that Ward’s arguments that her phone call records should be secret did not pass legal muster.

Ward attorney Laurin Mills cast the phone records fight as one with major implications for democracy, on par if not bigger than the violent insurrection that unfolded at the Capitol.



FILE - Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, holds a news conference in Phoenix, Nov. 18, 2020. Ward refused to answer questions during a deposition of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, an attorney for the panel revealed Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, during a court hearing in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 05:22 PM

1. Stinking nazis.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 05:32 PM

2. AZ needs to think about a recall.

Admitting that answering a question truthfully would self incriminate you is rather an admission of guilt.

My guess is that she's up to her Republican neck in the fake elector scam.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 06:41 PM

3. AZ needs to think about what's in its water. Or why so many kooks are attracted to it.

I've worked for years around Phoenix and love the state and the people I knew 20-30 years ago. There were plenty of interesting folks back then but I never saw the madness and denial and hatred that are now showing through.

I think they've been manipulated by the media, not the water (or lack thereof.)

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Response to erronis (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 06:49 PM

4. It's something about the Sun.

I think I heard several years ago that California is significantly lower than the East Coast, so the crazies roll out there and the sun fully ripens them. I guess Arizona's crazies just didn't have enough oomph to make it to Cali.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 07:13 PM

5. Ward isn't a public office holder.

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Response to QED (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 07:44 PM

6. Well, thank goodness for that much

You'd think the Republicans would boot her out, but they're not the Republicans of even 50 years ago.

Thanks for the correction.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 09:13 PM

8. I beg to differ.

Pleading the fifth is not an admission of guilt in any manner. Nor should it be considered as such. And I will say the same thing whether it's a repuke or a Democrat doing it.

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Response to SlimJimmy (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 12:53 AM

11. LOL. Yes, lots of innocent people fear telling the truth will incriminate themselves in a crime. LOL

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Response to PSPS (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 12:57 AM

12. Lots of Innocent people have been

Railroaded and lied to by the government. That's one reason for the fifth amendment. Laugh if you want, but it's there for a reason.

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Response to SlimJimmy (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 01:01 AM

13. LOL. Yes, poor Kelli is just another victim of the railroading deep state!!!111!!!1 Poor Kelli!!11!!

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Response to PSPS (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 10:25 PM

15. Well, if you ever need to use it, then you'll understand.

Until then, feel free to enjoy your ignorance.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 08:18 PM

7. Getting an "alleged" treasonous bastards

Phone records is worse then MAGATS murdering police and doing millions of dollars of damage to our Capitol?? Imagine if conservatives put so much creative energy into doing positive things for our country. Wards attorney will probably be a keynote speaker at the next cpac. She’ll surely get to chair a workshop about how to talk legal shit while trick fucking democracy.q

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 09:36 PM

9. Now why would a "Patriot" do that? /s. NM

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 12:46 AM

10. Try that next round when it's the DoJ asking questions...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 02:54 PM

14. Well, If you can't say anything nice...

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