Although slow and steady, the January 6th Select Committee continues its work in investigating the attempted coup by former President Trump and his closest allies. None of it looks good for the Trump family, and now one more member of that family is being called to testify.
Jared Kushner, husband to Trump’s daughter Ivanka and White House advisor during the reign of the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, is reportedly voluntarily scheduled to appear before the investigative committee this week. As an insider who worked closely with both Trump and the Trump campaign, he will also likely be asked to turn over documents from the time period under investigation.
According to CNN:
‘Jared Kushner, son-in-law and former senior adviser to then-President Donald Trump, is expected to appear this week before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, according to two sources familiar with the planning.’
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) March 28, 2022
In recent days, news from the committee has spelled trouble for a number of other people involved with the Republican Party, including the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Text messages in which she plotted with former chief of staff Mark Meadows, combined with Thomas’s sole no vote on turning over Jan. 6 records to Congress has drawn scrutiny and questions of ethics.
‘The meeting comes at significant moment for the committee where its investigation is making progress on multiple fronts. The panel is also seeking an interview with Ginni Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, following revelations that Ginni Thomas texted with former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in an effort to overturn the election.’
Jared Kushner was a lock to be called in as a witness by the January 6 committee after being implicated in Virginia Thomas’s texts with Mark Meadows.
Yet this also means Kushner is likely being asked to produce documents.
You can’t plead the Fifth on documents.
— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) March 28, 2022
With public hearings coming later in the spring or early summer, it’s likely that much more information is yet to be learned by the public, stirring controversy over Trump’s potential felonies.
‘CNN reported last month that Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who is married to Kushner and also served as senior White House adviser, was in discussions with the House select committee to voluntarily appear for an interview, her spokesperson and two sources familiar with the probe confirmed to CNN at the time.’
BREAKING: Federal judge finds former Pres. Trump "more likely than not" committed felony obstruction in the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. https://t.co/Qiw5iA3Ggg
— ABC News (@ABC) March 28, 2022