Ivanka Trump, the daughter of former President Trump, spoke before a House of Representatives panel on April 5 about the roots of the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol intrusion.
After refusing to plead the Fifth Amendment or use executive privilege, the former senior aide to the POTUS spoke remotely for many hours on the incident.
She is Holding Nothing Back
“She’s addressing inquiries,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the panel’s chair, told journalists at the Capitol on Tuesday. “Not in a broad, conversational way, but she’s addressing questions.”
Ivanka “stepped in on her own, which has obviously considerable significance,” Thompson said, adding the panel “did not have to summon her.”
The Epoch Times has reached out to Ivanka Trump’s office for comment.
In January, the committee sent Ivanka Trump a letter (pdf) seeking her participation, stating the inquiries would be confined to her “actions that led to or impacted events” on that day, as well as her “position in the White House during that timeframe.”
On the day of the Capitol incident, Trump’s child was in the West Wing of the White House.
Ivanka Trump, who was among those closest to former President Trump during the insurrection at the Capitol, is set to testify before the Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the situation. https://t.co/GB6yo7NKUS
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 5, 2022
Trump’s presence comes just after her spouse, Jared Kushner, testified virtually in front of the nine-member nonpartisan panel, which includes seven liberals.
Kushner, like his spouse, was a top adviser to the Trump presidency and, aside from his wife, is the only family member who testified before the panel.
“It was incredibly helpful for us to have the chance to speak with him,” Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), a part of the committee, told MSNBC of Kushner’s participation.
She explained, “He was able to willingly offer material to us in order to verify, corroborate, and provide his own view on this different reporting.”
Obama Sticks His Nose into the Situation
Trump has been accused by lawmakers of inciting violence during the January 6th breach of the US Capitol, which he fiercely disputes.
Former Trump defense secretary Mike Flynn, former Trump aide Stephen Bannon, and former White House head of staff Mark Meadows have all been subpoenaed as part of the House select committee’s inquiry.
BREAKING: Ivanka has been testifying for SEVERAL HOURS and has not invoked any privilege per chair @BennieGThompson. “She’s not overly chatty but she’s broadly cooperating.”
— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) April 5, 2022
Stephen Miller, a former top Trump adviser, filed a complaint on March 9 to stop the panel from subpoenaing his call logs after they suspected him of distributing wrong information about the 2020 presidential election and about suspected voter fraud.
Similarly, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell filed a lawsuit against the committee hearing in an attempt to prevent Verizon from sharing his data.
This happened after the panel issued a warrant for all of Lindell’s phone logs.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced in January that he would not comply with the committee hearing.
This announcement came after the panel previously demanded he appear and testify, with him describing the request as “unusual and unacceptable.”