– Trump’s daughter Ivanka testifies about Capitol storm
Ivanka Trump reportedly witnessed a phone call in which her father allegedly urged Vice President Mike Pence to block the endorsement of Joe Biden’s victory.
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, testified before the Parliamentary Inquiry into the storming of the US Capitol in early 2021. Committee Chairman Benny Thompson told CNN that the questioning of the 40-year-olds began Tuesday morning and continued into the afternoon. Ivanka Trump is not “gossip, but answers questions.” Thompson stressed that a subpoena is not necessary.
The inquiry called on Ivanka Trump to conduct a voluntary survey in January. Her father’s official aide at the time was in the White House on January 6, 2021 when radical Trump supporters stormed Congress.
According to the investigative committee, she witnessed, among other things, a phone call that her father allegedly urged Vice President Mike Pence to deny confirmation of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the November 2020 presidential election that day in Congress.
It is said that the staff asked to convict the father
According to Committee U, during the storming of the Capitol, several White House officials asked the president’s daughter to persuade her father to stop the activities of his supporters.
On January 6, Trump called on his supporters in an incendiary speech to march to the Capitol and fight “whatever it takes.” The right-wing populist also reiterated his repeatedly refuted claims that massive electoral fraud denied him a second term. The storming of the Capitol with five people has caused panic around the world and is considered a black day in the history of American democracy.
The Parliamentary Inquiry wants to reveal the role Trump and his entourage played in the storming of the Capitol. Members of Parliament have already spoken to about 800 witnesses – including Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared Kushner last week – and have seen about 90,000 documents.
If Biden loses, the committee will probably be over
Time is of the essence: Biden Democrats could lose their House majority to Trump’s Republicans in November’s midterm congressional elections. The U-committee must then be closed.
The investigation committee will submit a report in advance. Representatives can also call on the Department of Justice to launch criminal investigations into Trump. In early March, the commission accused the former president of “criminal conspiracy” in a court document. A federal judge later ruled that the 75-year-old committed a criminal offense by trying to disrupt the congressional hearing that saw Biden’s election victory.
Still popular with the conservative base, Trump remains the Republican strongman. He regularly puts forward a possible new presidential nomination in 2024.