Trump lawyer Boris Epshteyn is to be questioned by prosecutors
Former President Donald Trump’s attorney and adviser Boris Epshteyn appears to be becoming the ex-commander’s fourth attorney to be questioned by federal prosecutors working for Special Counsel Jack Smith.
Multiple outlets reported Wednesday that Epshteyn, who served as Trump’s special assistant in the White House and advised him during the 2020 presidential election, will meet Thursday with investigators investigating Trump’s alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his misuse of classified documents will leave office.
Epshteyn’s mobile phone had previously been confiscated by the Justice Department as part of its 2020 election investigation.
It’s unclear what investigation prosecutors plan to question Epshteyn for.
Last year, the attorney testified before a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, investigating Trump’s alleged efforts to interfere with Peach State’s preparation of the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Epshteyn sat at Trump’s side during the former president’s indictment earlier this month in a Manhattan courtroom, though he wasn’t an attorney in the case.
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Epshteyn may have a more limited role in the special counsel’s investigation into Trump due to complaints and clashes with other attorneys over his advice and style.
The DOJ’s special counsel has reportedly brought in Trump attorneys Evan Corcoran, Alina Habba and Christina Bobb for questioning.
Corcoran had attempted to use attorney-client privilege as a shield to keep him from answering questions, but in March a federal judge ordered his testimony and an appeals court upheld the judge’s decision.
Corcoran authored a statement signed by Bobb in June 2022 stating that Trump’s team had fully complied with a subpoena to search for classified documents held at Mar-a-Lago.