Ivanka Trump, the former US president’s elder daughter and former senior adviser, was scheduled to testify Tuesday before a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, US media reported.
Trump’s collaboration comes days after her husband, Jared Kushner, appeared before the panel. It examines the events leading up to January 6, 2021, when mobs of Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol to try to disrupt Joe Biden’s victory in confirming the 2020 presidential election.
Ivanka Trump and Kushner have played pivotal roles in the Trump White House, with the president’s daughter and son-in-law both serving as senior advisers to his administration. They are the first members of the President’s family to cooperate with the Congressional investigation.
Bennie Thompson, the Democratic congressman from Mississippi who chairs the Jan. 6 committee, said Kushner’s testimony was “helpful” in the panel’s investigation, which has expanded to examine Donald Trump’s broader efforts to find the results of the 2020 election to reverse
“We’re trying to cast the net as far as we can to interview anyone who might have had information about what happened on January 6,” Thompson told reporters on Capitol Hill late Monday. “Apparently, [Ivanka Trump and Kushner] are at the center of it, together with many other people.”
A spokesman for the committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Ivanka Trump’s testimony. A spokesman for Donald Trump’s Save America PAC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The former president is publicly toying with another inauguration in the White House in 2024. In the meantime, he has endorsed more than 100 candidates in races across the country ahead of November’s midterm elections for control of Congress.
The Democrat-led Jan. 6 Committee — which includes only two Republicans, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger — has intensified its investigation in recent weeks. She voted last month to recommend holding Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro, former White House officials, in defiance of Congress for their lack of cooperation in the investigation.
The committee has also recommended similar charges be brought against Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, and Steve Bannon, his former adviser. Bannon was indicted by a grand jury late last year and is expected to appear in court this summer.
The former president issued a separate statement Tuesday morning via Save America celebrating the news that Fred Upton, a Republican congressman, would retire rather than stand for re-election in the fall. Upton is one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over his role in the January 6 attacks.
Announcing his decision Tuesday, Upton retired fourth out of ten, alongside Anthony González of Ohio, John Katko of New York and Kinzinger.
“UPTON UP! 4 down and 6 to go,” Donald Trump said. “Others are losing badly, who’s next?”
The former president has backed several key challengers seeking to oust the remaining six Republicans, including Cheney, in this spring and summer primary ahead of the November midterms.
https://www.ft.com/content/806b2f93-2f60-4389-8598-14075cb96bc0 Ivanka Trump is scheduled to testify before the committee on January 6th