The madness is not coming close to ending as the members of Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 House Select Committee target yet another member of the Trump family.
On Thursday, the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, protest on the U.S. Capitol announced it was seeking an interview with former U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House aide Ivanka Trump.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thomspon announced the move and also released the letter sent to her.
In the letter, lawmakers said they were seeking her voluntary cooperation as part of their ongoing probe and would limit their questions to issues related to events surrounding that day, including activities leading up to or influencing it and her role in the White House at that time.
The panel noted that she “was present in the Oval Office” during key conversations leading up to Jan. 6, and observed a telephone conversation between then-President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021.
Ivanka Trump issued a response through a spokesperson, who said:
As the committee already knows, Ivanka did not speak at the January 6 rally, As she publicly stated that day at 3:15 p.m, “any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful.”
The former president has blasted the committee’s probe as a partisan effort, and has sought to block other aides’ testimony and White House documents from reaching the panel.
A lawyer for Ivanka Trump could not be immediately reached to comment on the committee’s request.
U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, vice chair of the committee and one of its two Republican members, said earlier this month that the panel has “firsthand testimony” that Ivanka Trump asked her father to intervene during the Capitol riots.
“We know his daughter — we have firsthand testimony that his daughter Ivanka went in at least twice to ask him to ‘please stop this violence,'” Cheney said.
The criminal House Committee has been given legal authority to target and harass anyone and everyone tangentially related to the Trump White House, even his family members. This level of corruption is prime example of the federal overreach present in today’s clown world.
It must be stopped, or better yet, used against the Democrats once Republicans take back majorities.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney