Ivanka Trump spends hours testifying to Capitol Riot Committee
Former Senior White House Adviser and daughter of Former President Trump, Ivanka Trump, testified for nearly 8 hours before the January 6th Congressional Committee probing the insurgency on the US Capitol.
Ivanka Trump responded to questions regarding her activity when the January 6th attacks unfolded.
"She's answering questions. I mean, you know, not in a broad, chatty term, but she's answering questions," Representative Bennie Thompson, the panel's Democratic chairman, told reporters at the Capitol.
Ms. Trump’s interaction with the committee was done virtually and not in person.
Ivanka is reported to be one of Former President Trump’s aides who implored him to condemn the capitol attacks.
The committee’s top chairman noted Ms. Trump did not at any point invoke her right to remain silent unlike other witnesses who have appeared before the committee.
When the Chairman was asked if Ivanka Trump was cooperating, Thompson told reporters, "She came in on her own, that has obviously significant value. We did not have to subpoena."
Why the committee asked Ivanka to testify
The congressional committee asked Ms. Trump to testify on a “range of critical topics,” including her alleged comments after Former President Trump’s phone call with Vice President Mike Pence on the morning of the Capitol attack.
Ivanka was reported to be in the West Wing on January 6th when the attacks occurred.
The committee said it had received testimony that some White House Staff urged Ms. Trump on several occasions to ask her father to stop the insurgency that was being carried out at the Capitol in his name.
Jared Kushner’s Testimony
Ivanka Trump’s appearance followed a six-hour testimony by her husband, Jared Kushner, last week. Mr. Kushner was also a White House aide under former President Trump.
Mr. Kushner met with the committee remotely just like his wife.
Sources close to the committee said Kushner was cooperative and friendly when he engaged the committee as opposed to getting his lawyers to speak for him.
More than 800 witnesses have been called by the committee, including suspects involved in the attack.