The particular counsel’s workplace has expressed curiosity in issuing a subpoena to a girl who gained notoriety a decade in the past for working a prostitution service in Manhattan, the lady, Kristin Davis, stated in a short telephone interview Saturday morning.
Ms. Davis, 43, stated she was unaware what data she would possibly possess that may be of curiosity to the particular counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who’s investigating Russian interference within the 2016 election.
“I don’t know at this time,” Ms. Davis stated. But she confirmed that the particular counsel’s workplace had “contacted us asking where they can serve” a subpoena.
In 2008, Ms. Davis, recognized within the tabloids because the Manhattan Madam, claimed to have supplied escorts to Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor of New York in 2008 after The New York Times reported that he had been ensnared by a federal investigation into prostitution. Mr. Spitzer denied any affiliation with Ms. Davis, who spent a number of months at Rikers Island for working a prostitution ring.
She later campaigned as a candidate first for governor of New York after which for New York City comptroller earlier than one other arrest, in 2014, this time for promoting prescription drugs, led to a two-year federal jail sentence. She was launched from federal custody in May 2016, in response to Bureau of Prisons information.
Ms. Davis stated she didn’t consider that the particular counsel’s obvious curiosity needed to do together with her working a prostitution service. “It would not relate to my work as a madam because that was so long ago and I haven’t been involved in that work for many years,” she stated.
One doable subject of curiosity may be Ms. Davis’s lengthy affiliation with Roger J. Stone Jr., the political guide and longtime Trump adviser, who has become a focal point for the particular counsel’s investigators. Mr. Stone, a self-described “dirty trickster,” was in touch with an online persona that prosecutors say was managed by Russian intelligence officers. The persona, Guccifer 2.zero, was involved in spreading stolen paperwork damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential marketing campaign and the Democratic Party.
In 2010, Mr. Stone worked as a campaign strategist for Ms. Davis’s marketing campaign for governor. She had promised to legalize marijuana and prostitution if elected.
An aide of Mr. Stone, Andrew Miller, labored as Ms. Davis’s marketing campaign supervisor. Mr. Miller has been subpoenaed to appear earlier than the grand jury listening to proof within the Russian investigation. His lawyer moved to quash the subpoena in June.
Ms. Davis stated she didn’t know if the particular counsel’s workplace was inquisitive about her affiliation with Mr. Stone.
“I’d like to know as much as you’d like to know,” she stated.
On Friday, a publicist for Ms. Davis, Lainie Speiser, issued an announcement outlining the lengthy affiliation between Ms. Davis and Mr. Stone.
“Kristin Davis and Roger Stone are very good friends and she has worked on and off for him for the last 10 years,” the assertion learn. “Roger is the godfather to her son. She is currently in the cosmetology business and she knows nothing whatsoever about Russian collusion with the 2016 election.”
Ms. Davis stated that lately she had labored for Mr. Stone doing “primarily I.T.-related stuff, website design and graphics.”
Daniel Hochheiser, a lawyer for Ms. Davis, confirmed that he was representing Ms. Davis in any dealings with the particular counsel’s workplace. As of late Fridayafternoon, he stated, neither he nor Ms. Davis had acquired a subpoena.
“I don’t want to get into why I think she might, but I can say I won’t be surprised if she is subpoenaed,” Mr. Hochheiser stated. “How we’ll respond to the subpoena — that I’m not going to get into.”
TMZ reported on Friday the information that Ms. Davis anticipated to be subpoenaed within the investigation.
An earlier model of this text misstated the day TMZ reported that Ms. Davis anticipated to be subpoenaed, and the day her publicist and lawyer gave statements. It was Friday, not Thursday.
Alain Delaquérière contributed analysis.