The House Select Committee responsible for investigating the events surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is asking former President Trump’s daughter Ivanka to cooperate. In a letter to Ivanka Trump, who served alongside her father as an advisor, the panel says it has gathered evidence she pleaded for her father to call off the violence as protestors stormed the Capitol with lawmakers and electors inside.
The New York Times reports:
“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,” Ms. Cheney said in an interview on ABC News this month.
The letter is the latest step that the committee has taken to obtain information from Mr. Trump’s family about the events that led up to the Capitol riot. The panel has also sought logs of phone calls and text messages between the former president’s son Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of another son, Donald Trump Jr., according to CNN.
The panel won a major victory on Wednesday evening, when the Supreme Court refused a request from the former president to block the release of White House records concerning the Jan. 6 attack, effectively rejecting Mr. Trump’s claim of executive privilege and clearing the way for the House committee to start receiving the documents.
Within hours of the decision, the National Archives began turning over hundreds of pages of documents to the committee. A spokesman for the panel said on Thursday that the committee had received some of the documents and expected the rest to be delivered as quickly as the archives could produce them.