[Ed. – Somehow, this doesn’t seem surprising. They can’t evade the subpoenas forever; maybe they’re playing for time. Even now, it’s still impressive how ridiculous this whole thing is.]
Lawyers for a Russian tech executive suing BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele dossier say that a longtime associate of Arizona Sen. John McCain and two major news outlets are resisting subpoenas seeking their depositions for the case.
In a brief filed in federal court late Wednesday, lawyers for the executive, Aleksej Gubarev, claim that David Kramer, a former State Department official and McCain associate, “has been seemingly avoiding service” of a deposition subpoena for weeks.
And The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are challenging deposition subpoenas they have been served as part of the case.