(Washington) Ivanka Trump, the daughter of a former US president, testified on Tuesday, a week after her husband, Jared Kushner, before a parliamentary committee seeking to shed light on Donald Trump’s role in the January 6, 2021 attack. Against the Capitol.
Released at 6:14 pm yesterday.
In the afternoon, Commission Chairman Benny Thompson confirmed to CNN that his investigation was “still ongoing.”
“She answers questions. I mean, without explaining, but she answers,” he said, adding that he did not know if she had called for the right to remain silent at any time.
“She came on her own, and it has significant value,” he continued.
Ivanka Trump, a close adviser to his father Donald Trump when he was at the White House, was not sabotaged. He was invited in January to speak before this committee of the House of Representatives, which consists mostly of elected Democrats.
They said there was evidence that on January 6, 2021, when a crowd of his supporters violently entered Congress to prevent MPs from certifying Joe Biden’s victory, he tried to persuade his father to end the violence.
Elected officials are interested in “any conversation” he may have witnessed or participated in, especially a phone call from Donald Trump on the morning of January 6.
He would have tried to force his vice president, Mike Pence, to stop counting the votes of voters who would record Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the November 2020 election.
“You were in the Oval Office and you noticed at least part of this phone conversation,” Penny Thompson said in her invitation letter.
The commission has already asked nearly 800 witnesses, including Jared Kushner, last week during a six – hour video conference. Mr. Ivanka Trump’s husband. Kushner was also a close adviser to Donald Trump.
Elaine Luria, one of its members, says her testimony was “useful” to the commission.
The testimony comes after numerous revelations in the press in the months leading up to the attack that rocked American democracy.
For example, Virginia Thomas, a conservative activist and the wife of Dean Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas, sent more than 20 messages to Donald Trump’s CEO, Mark Meadows, from November 2020 to January 2021, urging him to block the victory. .
One of the shipments, dated November 13, featured Jared Kushner’s name.
On January 6, 2021, the American press brought to light almost eight hours of phone calls from Donald Trump from the White House, especially at a time when protesters were forcing Capitol’s entrance.
According to the commission, Mr Trump may have used unofficial channels, such as prepaid phones, which the former president vehemently denied.
The Commission is nearing the end of its investigation and plans to hold a public hearing in the spring. He desperately wants to finish his job before the midterm elections in November. If Democrats lose control of the House on the ballot, it risks being dissolved by Republicans.