Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner served as White House advisers.
Ivanka Trump calls on her father to encourage a public statement to quell the January 6 violence.
The couple are among more than 1,000 witnesses who cooperated with the House’s investigation on January 6.
WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, said she admitted finding enough fraud to overturn the Justice Department’s 2020 in a video played at a congressional hearing on the Capitol riot on Jan.
Her conclusion is in contrast to her father’s continuing unfounded claims that the election had been stolen.
Ivanka Trump told the House committee investigating the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, that she relied on the finding because she respected then-Attorney General William Barr, who said she partly rather than fight to reverse the election. emphatically resigned.
“It affected my outlook,” Ivanka Trump said in a videotaped statement. “I respect Attorney General Barr, so I listened to him.”
Her husband, Jared Kushner, another senior Trump adviser, told the committee that she knew White House counsel Pat Cipollone had threatened to resign over Trump’s strategy to reverse the election.
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“I know he and the team were always saying, ‘Oh, we’re about to resign. If that happens, we won’t be here,'” Kushner said in a videotaped statement. “So, I just took it to be honest with you, only to cry.”
The committee interviewed Ivanka Trump and Kushner for details inside the White House during the period of the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, and for more details on what happened that day.
A committee member, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Vyo. has called Trump’s slow response to the riots a supreme dereliction of duty. He played down statements from Ivanka Trump and Kushner during his inaugural speech at Thursday’s hearing.
more is expected. Retired Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg, the national security adviser to former Vice President Mike Pence, told the committee that he urged Ivanka Trump to talk to her father about calming the crowd. According to Kellogg, she met her father at least twice.
Requesting his interview with Ivanka Trump, the committee wanted to ask what it knew about Trump’s pressure on Pence to dissuade state voters and to deploy the National Guard as reinforcements to the Capitol Police. Yes or No.
“Evidence obtained by the committee indicates that members of the White House staff requested your assistance on multiple occasions to intervene in an effort to persuade President Trump to address the ongoing chaos and violence on Capitol Hill.” The committee chair, Representative Benny Thompson, D-Miss., said requesting her testimony.
According to a forthcoming book by Peter Baker of the New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker, Kushner distanced himself from Trump’s efforts to contest the election results and began planning to relocate to Miami two days after the election. Kushner worked with Biden aides on the transition between administrations.
According to the book, Kushner avoided working with Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. “Look, when Rudy got involved, I stopped attending,” Kushner told Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Mark Short.
Kushner believed that Trump’s denial of election results was “primarily a way to soothe a wounded ego and explain the defeat,” according to a report.
“We’ll get through this, bear with us,” Kushner told Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.’s chief of staff. “We have some challenges that have some merit, we’ll see how they go, but there’s a very good chance we fall short.”