WASHINGTON — The attorney representing former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has turned over thousands of pages of documents to the office of special counsel Jack Smith as part of the federal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
The attorney, Tim Parlatore, said Monday that he sent the records to Smith’s office on Sunday.
«I have shared all these documents, approximately 600MB, mostly PDF files, with the special prosecutor and I hope to sit down with them in about 2 weeks to discuss,» Parlatore said in a statement. statement to CNN which he later confirmed to NBC News.
the daily beast first reported that Kerik had handed over the documents.
The document transmission followed a review of privileges by the Trump campaign, whose spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.
NBC News has also contacted the special counsel’s office for comment.
Kerik had worked with former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani in an effort to uncover voter fraud following President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
NBC News previously reported that Kerik is expected to meet with the special counsel’s office in mid-August on a voluntary basis to answer questions about efforts to reverse the 2020 election and the January 6 riots.
The federal grand jury hearing evidence in the special counsel’s investigation is expected to decide soon whether to indict former President Donald Trump in connection with efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Last week, the grand jury heard testimony from William Russell, a former White House aide who was with Trump for much of the day on January 6, 2021 and now works for Trump’s presidential campaign.
Kerik was appointed New York City Police Commissioner by Giuliani. He served in that position from August 2000 to December 2001 while Giuliani was mayor. Kerik rose to national prominence after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but was later sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to felony charges, including tax fraud and lying to White House officials.
Kerik was released from federal prison in 2013 after serving three years. Trup granted a full pardon to Kerik in 2020.