Former US Army prosecutor Glenn Kirshner assessed Friday that Ivanka Trump’s testimony before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack against the US Capitol made her father a “crime”.
Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of former President Donald Trump, who served as a White House adviser, testified before the House commission on Tuesday. Representative Benny Thompson, a Democrat who chairs the select committee, called his testimony cooperative in comments to reporters.
Kirschner, who has repeatedly called the Justice Department to indict the former president, argued during an episode The Stephanie Miller Show That Ivanka Trump’s testimony was bad for her father. He also explained that it has been previously reported that he tried several times to persuade his father to shut down his supporters on January 6, 2021 as he wreaked havoc in the US Capitol.
The lawyer, who works as a legal analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, pointed out that former Vice President Mike Pence’s national security adviser Keith Kellogg had previously said that several administration officials went to the Oval Office and tried to eliminate the former president. urged. It came out in the form of violence.
“Donald Trump refused, according to Keith Kellogg, a retired military general and national security adviser to Pence,” Kirschner said. “He [Kellogg] Said, ‘I tried and failed. [Former White House chief of staff] Mark Meadows tried and failed. [Former White House press secretary] Kayleigh McEnany tried and failed. Ivanka tried and failed, so we sent her back to the Oval Office a second time because she can be too determined, and she just can’t get her father to stop the attack on the Capitol.”
The legal expert then rated “He’s a president in a very real way, waging war against the United States. Not even his own daughter can stop him. It’s deeply lousy.” There is information. Presumably, this is provided by Ivanka under oath by the J-6 committee, and if I were to prosecute the case, she would be one of the earliest witnesses I called…”
It is not clear what information Ivanka Trump gave to the House Select Committee. However, the former President’s daughter voluntarily appeared before the inquiry body without any summons.
“She’s answering questions. I mean, you know, not in a broad, gossipy word, but she’s answering questions,” Thompson said last week of Ivanka Trump’s testimony. “She came on her own, which clearly has significant value. We didn’t have to summon.”
Trump slammed the committee for seeking his daughter’s testimony, saying it was “shame and harassment” in an interview. Washington Post, She also said that he and her husband, Jared Kushner, who was also a top White House adviser, had offered “privileges” but he declined that offer.
Kushner had previously testified before the committee on March 31. Representative Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat who served on the committee, later told CNN that investigators had “a fruitful exchange” with the former president’s son-in-law. Representative Ellen Luria, a Virginia Democrat on the committee, told MSNBC that the conversation was “really valuable.”
Meanwhile, Trump insisted he did nothing wrong on January 6, 2021. He attacked the selection committee, terming it an “unselected” committee and argued that its efforts were politically motivated. He has said the investigation is partisan in nature and is aimed at preventing him from running for president again in 2024, if he chooses to do so.
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