The House panel investigating last year’s Capitol riot asked former President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, who at the time was a White House senior adviser, to provide information for their inquiry.
In a letter to Ivanka Trump on Thursday, the committee wrote requesting her “voluntary cooperation” around “a wide range of critical topics” relating to the attack on the Capitol.
Earlier this month, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who is vice chair of the select committee, said in an interview with ABC News that the committee has “firsthand testimony that his daughter Ivanka went in at least twice to ask [Trump] to please stop this violence.”
A spokesperson for Ivanka Trump said Thursday that she had “just learned” of lawmakers’ request that she speak with them, and pointed to her statement on Jan. 6, 2021: “The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful.”
The House committee appears to be closing in on the former president’s inner circle and family. They’ve subpoenaed the phone call and text message logs of his son Eric Trump, who spoke at the rally prior to the insurrection.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Trump cannot stop the release of White House records to lawmakers investigating the Capitol attack.
On Jan. 6, 2021, an armed mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers were gathered to conduct the certification of the 2020 presidential election, which Democrat Joe Biden won. Just before the riot, Trump had incited the crowd at a National Mall rally claiming the election had been stolen from him. Five people died in the mayhem, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer.