Days after Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner appeared before the January 6 panel, Ivanka Trump, his eldest daughter and one of the former president’s senior advisers bore witness for 8 hours before the committee looked into the January 6 riots. It appears that Ivanka Trump didn’t raise any privileges, including the 5th Amendment or any executive privilege.
It appears that Ivanka Trump was among a handful of aides who sought to convince Trump to pull back the rioters that injured 150 law enforcement officials and forced the vice president to flee. It is reported that she broadly answered the questions posed by the January 6 panel.
Ivanka Trump Had Tried Twice To Convince Her Father To Call Off The Rioters
It appears that Ivanka Trump sought to distance herself from the more radical group of Trump’s aides, those who sought to force a reversal of the Presidential election results.
Ivanka Trump, along with her husband, Jared Kushner, was among the top-ranking Trump officials who agreed to testify in front of the panel. The interview with the committee was conducted in secret and was closed to the public.
Ivanka Trump’s lawyers had been in communication with the January 6 Committee since January after the panel sent a letter to her requesting her to appear voluntarily. Earlier Mike Pence’s security adviser, Keith Kellogg had spoken of Donald Trump’s refusal to rein in or condemn the mob that descended on the Capitol in spite of Ivanka twice advising him. Kellogg said that Ivanka was quite tenacious about the issue but ultimately failed to convince the former President.
Lt. General Kellogg also said that Donald Trump tried to persuade Mike Pence to go through with the plan to scuttle the election results. He said that Ivanka Trump had said that the former Vice President was a good man.
The House Committee has also been informed that it has received 101 emails that John Eastman, the conservative lawyer, had attempted to withhold citing client-attorney privilege. Eastman gave up the documents after a California federal court ordered him to hand them over the documents.