On Thursday, the January 6th Committee investigating the 6th JAN Capitol insurrection asked the former US President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, to give voluntary testimony.
In a letter sent to Trump White House aide Ivanka Trump, legislators said they’re in quest of her voluntary cooperation as part of their continuing investigation. And they would limit their queries to matters associated with events surrounding January 6, 2021, including actions influencing the deadly riot and her part in the White House at that time.
The Select Committee is requesting that Ivanka Trump provide information for the committee’s investigation.
In a letter to Ms. Trump seeking a voluntary interview, Chair @BennieGThompson underscored evidence that Trump was in direct contact with the former President on Jan 6th.
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) January 20, 2022
Moreover, the U.S. House of Representatives’ committee noted that Ivanka Trump was present in the Oval Office during critical communications leading up to 6th January and observed a telephone call between former US Vice-President Mike Pence and former President Donald Trump on early Jan. 6.
A statement released by the former senior advisor to Donald Trump’s spokesperson didn’t address whether she would cooperate with the Panel’s inquiry. In a statement, a spokesperson for Ivanka Trump said that she just learned that the House Select Panel issued a public letter asking her to appear. As the panel already knows, she didn’t speak at the 6th January rally. As Ivanka openly stated that day at 3:15 PM, any security breach or disrespect to their police force is intolerable. The ferocity must stop instantly. In addition, Ivanka requested them to be peaceful.
Furthermore, the Select Panel said in a letter to Donald Trump’s daughter that it’s also investigating whether her father’s own White House attorneys determined that he didn’t abide by the law by attempting to interfere with the Presidential results.
Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie G. Thompson wrote in the letter to Ivanka Trump that the panel has information proposing that Trump’s White House counsel might have concluded that the activities Mr. Trump directed Mr. Pence to take would violate the Constitution of the U.S. or would be otherwise unlawful.
Moreover, the panel said it wanted to inquire whether Donald Trump made any effort to position federal agents or forces to stop the 6th JAN violence, saying it has no evidence of that until now. Trump has blasted the inquiry of the panel as a partisan effort, and has sought to block other advisors’ testimony and White House records from reaching the Select Committee.
Earlier in January, Vice-Chair of the panel, Rep. Liz Cheney, and one of its two GOP members said that the Jan. 6th Panel has “firsthand testimony” that Ivanka asked her father to intervene during the Capitol attack.
In an interview with ABC’s “This Week” on Jan. 2, Cheney said that they know Ivanka Trump; they’ve ‘firsthand testimony’ that she went in at least two times to request his father to stop that violence. In December, Liz Cheney shared text messages delivered by Mr. Donald Trump Jr. pleading Mark Meadows, ex-White House Chief of Staff, to urge ex-US President to end the deadly Capitol riot. Cheney real aloud from a message delivered by Trump’s eldest son to Meadows that he’s got to condemn that shit as soon as possible.