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Ivanka Trump testifies before House committee investigating Jan. 6 Capitol attack
Ivanka Trump, former President Donald Trump's daughter and a senior adviser during his time in the White House, spent about eight hours on Tuesday testifying before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
She testified remotely via video. The committee's chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), told reporters that Trump was "answering questions. I mean, you know, not in broad, chatty terms, but she's answering questions." He did not go into specifics on what Trump revealed, and when asked by reporters if she provided any new information to the panel, Thompson replied, "Good try."
In a letter sent to Trump before her appearance, the panel said it has evidence showing she was in contact with her father on Jan. 6, and "members of the White House staff requested your assistance on multiple occasions to intervene in an attempt to persuade President Trump to address the ongoing lawlessness and violence on Capitol Hill." The committee did not have to subpoena Trump to testify, Thompson told reporters, as it has for other people close to the former president. "She came in on her own," he said. "That has obviously significant value."
People familiar with Trump's testimony told The New York Times she did not invoke executive privilege or the Fifth Amendment. Last week, her husband, Jared Kushner, testified before the Jan. 6 committee. He also served as a senior adviser in the Trump White House, and committee member Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) said it was "really valuable for us to have the opportunity to speak to him."