On Tuesday, the former American President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, testified before the U.S. House Select Committee to probe the 6th January Capitol Hill attack for nearly eight hours, according to two sources having knowledge of the interview. The sources wouldn’t produce specifics about the voluntary meeting other than to express that Mr. Trump was usually cooperative.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi told the media outlet earlier on the day of the former President’s appearance before the Committee: she is answering queries, ‘I mean, you know, not in a broad,’ chatty term, but Ivanka is answering investigations.
Ivanka Trump testified (virtually) before the Jan. 6 Cmte. today.
“It looks like Ivanka has some really important information to provide,” says @glennkirschner2, “like she repeatedly asked her father to call off the attack, to condemn the violence, and he refused to do it.” pic.twitter.com/RnEd8BlQn1
— Zerlina on Peacock (@ZerlinaShow) April 5, 2022
When inquired late Tuesday if Donald Trump had been citing the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for defense against self-incrimination or asserting any type of privilege, including executive-privilege, according to Rep. Bennie Thompson. Thompson said: not that; he’s aware of it. She was in the West Wing on Capitol riot day. According to the sources, Ivanka’s testimony was conducted virtually and ended around 06:00 PM ET.
Ivanka Trump, who served as senior White House advisor during her father, Donald Trump’s presidency, testified before the panel 5-days after Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband, answered queries from the Select Panel for over 6-hours. In addition, Mr. Kushner was a senior Trump’s White House adviser and is the only other Trump family member to have appeared before the panel other than his wife, Ivanka.
Kushner’s Testimony ‘Helpful and Valuable’
Moreover, the nine policymakers on the Select Panel – two GOPs and seven Democrats – have been captivated by the part Trump’s daughter played at the White House as Mr. Trump made last-minute requests to Mike Pence, the former U.S. Vice-President, to make efforts to obstruct legislators from certifying the Presidential election victory of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. After numerous of his followers attacked the Capitol building, the then-President Trump was extensively reported to have rejected requests from his advisers, including at least two from his daughter, to stop the rioters.
Later in the day, on January 6, 2021, Trump released a video asking the mob to leave the United States Capitol. He told the protestors: so, go home; ‘we love you; you are exceptional.’ He added that he realizes pain; he knows you (people) are hurt. He further said that they’d an election that was taken from them. Everyone knows that it was a landslide election, particularly the other side. But, you (crown people) ‘have to go home at present.’ Donald Trump continued to spread the unfounded conspiracy theory that he triumphed in the Presidential election.
Congressman Bennie G. Thompson called Jared Kushner’s testimony ‘helpful and valuable.’ He told the media that there was something discovered, but Committee would just share that a little bit later.
Additionally, many key Donald Trump and Mike Pence advisers have been among the over eight hundred witnesses who have appeared before the Capitol attack inquiry committee. Other advisers have declined to appear, forcing the Select Panel to pursue contempt of U.S. Congress charges against them. Over seven hundred and seventy-five demonstrators have been charged with an array of criminal wrongdoings in the U.S. Capitol attack.