U.S. House Jan. 6 Committee Asks Ivanka Trump to Testify Voluntarily

The United States House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has asked Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the former president, to voluntarily testify as part of the probe.

In a letter sent on Jan. 20, the Committee requested Ivanka, who served as a senior White House adviser, to provide relevant information about communications she had with the former president and her role and actions as the riot was underway.

“Ms. Trump was in direct contact with the former President at key moments on January 6th and that she may have information relevant to other matters critical to the Select Committee’s investigation,” the Committee said.

According to the Committee, Ivanka has “direct knowledge” on her father’s attempt to persuade former Vice President Mike Pence to stop the counting of electoral votes, noting that she was present in the Oval Office when Trump communicated with Pence over the phone.

The letter cited testimony from General Keith Kellogg, who was Pence’s national security adviser, that Ivanka made multiple attempts to persuade the former president to address the Capitol violence.

The Committee also said that it is seeking Ivanka’s knowledge on the deployment of the National Guard to respond to the attack, saying that it has not found any evidence that the former president issued any order to deploy the guard that day.

The Committee further said that it would like to discuss texts it obtain between Fox News host Sean Hannity and former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany the day after the riot, which spoke of “a five point approach for conversations with President Trump.”

The Committee requested to meet with Ivanka in early February.

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