Ivanka Trump Testifies Before U.S. House Jan. 6 Committee

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and former White House senior adviser of former President Donald Trump, testified for around eight hours before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Ivanka testified remotely before the Committee on April 5 and it ended around 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

“She’s answering questions,” Committee Chair Bennie Thompson told reporters.

“Not in broad, chatty terms, but she’s answering questions,” Thompson added.

Thompson noted that the Committee did not have to issue a subpoena to Ivanka, unlike for a number of aides and allies to the former president, some of whom have refused to testify.

“She came in on her own. That has obviously significant value,” Thompson said.

Thompson also said that to his knowledge, Ivanka did not attempt to invoke the Fifth Amendment or executive privilege to avoid giving information to the Committee.

Ivanka’s testimony came five days after her husband and former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner answered questions from the Committee for over six hours.

Kushner is the only other Trump family relative, aside from Ivanka, to have testified before the Committee.

The Committee sent Ivanka a letter in January, informing her that they had evidence that she was “in direct contact” with her father during the Capitol riot.

According to the letter, Ivanka was in the West Wing of the White House on Jan. 6.

Ivanka’s testimony also came as the House moved toward a vote on a resolution to hold former Trump aides Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas issued by the Committee.


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