Leonard Leo says he’s ‘not capitulating’ after Durbin subpoena

EXCLUSIVE — Federalist Society co-Chairman Leonard Leo said Thursday he is “not capitulating” after he announced Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) filed a subpoena against him.

“Today, I received an unlawful and politically motivated subpoena from U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin,” Leo said in a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner. Last November, the Democratic-led committee voted on whether to take up subpoenas for GOP megadonor Harlan Crow and the Federalist Society co-chairman.

BREAKING: @DickDurbin has just filed a subpoena to FedSoc co-chairman Leonard Leo.

Leo releases statement calling it "unlawful" and "politically motivated."

"I am not capitulating to his lawless support of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and the left's dark money effort to silence…

— Kaelan Deese (@KaelanDC) April 11, 2024

The committee has been looking to gain access to documents from Crow and Leo to aid its investigation into allegations of unethical financial
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