Exclusively, the subpoena from Smartmatic seeks by September 16 any conversation Barr had with Fox Information personnel about the 2020 election, Trump marketing campaign, or Smartmatic right after January 1, 2020.
The subpoena also necessitates Barr to develop related interaction he may have experienced with Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch, whom individual the channel’s mother or father company, and Rudy Giuliani, who earlier represented former President Donald Trump. Giuliani is co-defendant in the exact lawsuit.
And finally, the subpoena requires any files or conversation Barr presented to the Residence committee investigating the January 6 assault on the US Capitol.
Representatives for Smartmatic did not answer to requests for comment about the subpoena on Friday. Barr declined to comment to CNN.
A New York judge previously this year rejected Fox News’ motion to dismiss Smartmatic’s defamation lawsuit, making it possible for the case to shift forward to discovery.
The shift to subpoena Barr will come just months right after Dominion Voting Devices, a different election technology business, subpoenaed him in its independent situation against Fox News.