Donald Trump Jr. Testifies Before House Jan. 6 Panel

Donald Trump Jr. testified before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on May 3, according to multiple reports.

Appearing by videoconference, Trump Jr. interviewed with the panel voluntarily for around two to three hours, reports said.

A person close to Trump Jr. told NBC News on May 4 that the discussion was “pretty uneventful.”

A source cited by CNN described the meeting as cordial and said that Trump Jr. answered all the questions and did not assert the Fifth Amendment.

The nine-member panel has indicated that they were particularly interested with Trump Jr.’s apparent effort to push a false narrative about the 2020 election result.

The panel highlighted a text message Trump Jr. sent to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to quell a pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Trump Jr. also texted Meadows with a long list of steps that the Trump campaign could take to Joe Biden from being certified as the next United States president, CNN reported.

Trump Jr. is the latest member of the Trump family to testify before the panel, following an interview with Ivanka Trump last month.

Trump Jr.’s fiancée Kimberly Guilfoyle and Trump’s son-in-law and former adviser have also previously testified before the panel.

Trump Jr. is also the latest witness believed to have been in the Oval Office on Jan. 6 morning with Trump, his top aides, and other family members.


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