The RNC said in its new filing that Salesforce originally planned to withhold documents from the select committee while the lawsuit was ongoing. But the company has changed course.
“Late in the afternoon of March 10, 2022, Salesforce’s attorney advised the RNC that after discussions with select committee staff…Salesforce advised that it would not be able to suspend the production pending this case,” the attorneys for RNC wrote.
“Salesforce’s attorney told the RNC that absent a pending motion for emergency relief from this court, Salesforce will begin producing documents to the select committee pursuant to Salesforce’s subpoena on Wednesday, 16 March 2022.”
The RNC added Salesforce as a defendant in the lawsuit “to ensure that it can obtain effective and comprehensive emergency relief until this dispute is ultimately resolved on its merits,” the attorneys for the lawsuit write. the part. “Although the RNC named Salesforce as a defendant in this action, the RNC does not believe that Salesforce breached any contractual or other duty to the RNC.”
The select committee’s push for RNC data represents an aggressive effort by the panel to determine whether Trump allies have used the party’s official apparatus to fuel false claims about voter fraud and increase turnout at his Jan. 6 rally. , who bled in the People’s Attack on the Capitol.
The Salesforce Select Committee subpoena, publicly released by the RNC on Tuesday, calls for “all performance measurement and analysis related to email campaigns by or on behalf of Donald Trump for President, Inc., the Republican National Committee or the Trump Make America Great Against Committee “for the period between November 3, 2020 and January 6, 2021.”
The subpoena also seeks records related to “login sessions of individuals associated with the Trump campaign or the RNC on Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud platform, including all associated metadata.”
The committee also requests internal Salesforce analysis related to the January 5-6 pro-Trump protests.