For a group that promised to be as non-partisan as possible, it sure does seem that the January 6th select committee’s focus has been on Donald Trump’s alleged role in what occurred on that day.
On the left, there is some conspiracy-like belief that Trump’s “people” were directing groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, and that this remained a covert and clandestine operation all the way from the QAnon Shaman to the Commander in Chief.
It’ll be a tall task to prove that, and so the committee is also focusing on things that could be politically beneficial…like the Trump family.
Former President Donald Trump in a new interview with The Washington Post called his daughter Ivanka’s testimony before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot a “shame” and “harassment.”
Ivanka Trump voluntarily testified before the January 6 committee for eight hours on Tuesday after being in talks for months to appear before the committee.
The President’s son-in-law also sat before the committee.
Her husband, Jared Kushner, who also served as a senior White House advisor, voluntarily testified before the committee himself for six hours on April 1.
A source in the room for Kushner’s testimony told NBC News that he was “cooperative” and “friendly,” with Rep. Elaine Luria telling NPR that Kushner’s remarks were “helpful.”
The committee is working under the gun, figuratively, as the 2022 midterms appear to be headed in the right direction for Republicans, who will surely scuttle the investigation should they win back a majority in both the House and Senate.