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January 6 panel calls Ivanka Trump for interview — RT World News

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Former president’s daughter summoned to congressional panel for ‘voluntary’ discussion

Ivanka Trump was called by the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 attack to answer questions about the day’s events on a voluntary basis, according to an 11-page letter sent to her on Thursday.


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Noting that she was “present in the West Wing of the White House“at the time, the committee requested it”voluntary cooperation” to “a range of critical topics,” including “four specific questionsthe letter went on to describe.

Topics the committee hopes to question the young Trump on include “President Trump’s efforts to prevent the counting of certified electoral votes“, the response of the president as the demonstrators began to enter (“assault“, in the words of the letter) the Capitol building, whether or not Trump gave the order to deploy the National Guard or any other arm of the military or security services, and what his “activities and conduct“-including sound”state of mind” – were like in the days following the riot, as well as the efforts of his staff to distance him from certain individuals and prevent him from making certain statements.

The letter’s writers, chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Missouri), specifically noted that White House staffers already interviewed by the committee believed that Ivanka was the only person who could have persuaded the “stubborn“the president to tell the protesters to go home before more damage is done, and that Ivanka was well gone”the low“to try to reason with his father. The committee expressed the hope of meeting her”soon“, more precisely on February 3 or 4 or the following week, adding that “the american people deserve to understand all relevant details.”

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Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) claimed earlier this month that the group had “first hand testimony» that Ivanka had twice asked President Trump to intervene and «stop violenceas he watched the mayhem unfold on TV. Indeed, the president eventually called on the rioters to go home, although he did so via Twitter rather than directly.

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