Wyoming Republican Representative Liz Cheney said Ivanka Trump’s testimony was “definitely” helpful for the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack against the US Capitol.
Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of former President Donald Trump, who served as a White House adviser, testified Tuesday before a House committee, of which Cheney is vice president.
Cheney has become one of Trump’s staunch critics since the January 6, 2021 violence. Nine other House Republicans from the GOP congress joined the vote to impeach the former president for inciting an attack against the federal legislative branch of government. He is one of two GOP representatives—the other being Congressman Adam Kizinger of Illinois—who serve as part of the select committee.
“Certainly, her testimony was helpful,” Cheney told CNN on Sunday, when she was asked about Ivanka Trump’s interview with House investigators, “as is the testimony of the many hundreds of other people who appeared before the committee. have arrived,” the Republican legislator added.
During the interview, Cheney discussed the investigation more extensively, drawing some of the conclusions he and other committee members came from. “It’s pretty clear what President Trump was doing, what many people around him were doing, that they knew it was illegal,” Cheney said.
The Wyoming Congresswoman explained that “what we have seen is a large-scale and well-organized and well-planned effort that used multiple devices to try to reverse the election.”
newsweek Trump’s press office reached out for comment. The former president repeatedly slammed the House Select Committee, saying it was biased and conducting a politically motivated investigation. He has denied any wrongdoing, while continuing to insist that the election results should have been reversed – claiming they were fraudulent.
It is not clear what information and details the former president’s daughter gave to the committee in her eight-hour testimony. While several prominent Trump aides declined to testify or wait until they were summoned, Ivanka Trump voluntarily appeared for his interview.
“She came on her own. It clearly has significant value,” Representative Benny Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat who chairs the select committee, told reporters on Tuesday. Thompson said she was “answering questions.”
Trump criticized the select committee for interviewing his daughter, calling it “shame and harassment” in an interview Washington Post Posted on Thursday morning. The former president said he offered Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, who also served as a White House adviser, “privileges” – but added that he “refused” that offer.
Kushner first appeared before the committee on March 31. Representative Ellen Luria, a Virginia Democrat on the committee, told MSNBC that the conversation with Kushner was “really valuable.” Representative Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat on the committee, told CNN that investigators had “a fruitful exchange” with Trump’s son-in-law.
in the book I alone can fix it: Donald J. Trump’s disastrous final yearby two Washington Post Journalist, IT was reported That Ivanka Trump repeatedly urged her father to shut down his supporters during the January 6 attacks. She also reportedly disagreed with the legal advice her father was receiving regarding attempts to reverse the election results.
“It’s not right. It’s not right,” Ivanka Trump reportedly said.
Former US military prosecutor Glen Kirshner, a staunch Trump critic who has repeatedly called for the former president’s indictment, assessed in Friday’s interview The Stephanie Miller Show That Ivanka Trump is likely to “crime” her father with her testimony.
“Even his own daughter couldn’t stop him. This is very objectionable information,” Kirshner said. “Presumably, this is provided by Ivanka to the J-6 committee under oath, and if I were to prosecute the case, she would be one of the earliest witnesses I called.”
Despite Trump’s claims about President Joe Biden’s victory in 2020, dozens of election challenge lawsuits filed by the former president and his supporters have failed in state and federal courts. Even Trump-appointed judges ruled against legal challenges. Audits and recounts—states where the election was overseen by pro-Trump Republicans—have consistently confirmed Biden’s victory.
Former Attorney General William Barr, widely seen as one of Trump’s most loyal cabinet members, has said there is “no evidence” to support the claims of widespread voter fraud. Barr wrote in his memoir published in March that he told Trump to his face that the claims were “rapid*t”.