The committee has been seeking over 700 pages worth of documents as it tries to find out what role Trump played during the riot….reports Asian Lite News
The House committee probing the January 6 attack on the US Capitol has asked the Ivanka Trump, daughter of former president Donald Trump, to cooperate voluntarily with its inquiry, media reported.
This was after the US Supreme Court ruled that the Congressional committee can access records related to the deadly attack, dealing a blow to Donald Trump’s effort to withhold the documents.
In a letter marking a major step for the investigation inside Trump’s inner circle, the House select committee told Ivanka Trump — then a senior advisor to her father — it had evidence that she had pleaded with him to call off the violence as his supporters stormed Congress.
“The committee would like to discuss any other conversations you may have witnessed or participated in regarding the president’s plan to obstruct or impede the counting of electoral votes,” chairman Bennie Thompson wrote.
The committee has been seeking over 700 pages worth of documents as it tries to find out what role Trump played during the riot.
The former President disputed the transfer of the files on the grounds that they are under protection by his executive privilege.
President Joe Biden has refused to grant his predecessor the executive privilege, and subsequent lawsuits filed by Trump’s legal team have failed in the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.
In an unsigned opinion, the Supreme Court acknowledged there are “serious and substantial concerns” over whether a former president can win a court ruling to prevent the disclosure of certain records from his time in the White House in such a situation.
Meanwhile, New York State Attorney General Letitia James has filed a motion to compel Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump to testify in an investigation on the financial dealings of the Trump Organization.
According to preliminary investigation results issued on Wednesday by James’ office, the Trump Organization used fraudulent or misleading asset valuations to obtain economic benefits, reports Xinhua news agency.
Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump have refused to provide sworn testimony by filing a motion on January 3 to quash interviews requested by James’ office.
Each of the three individuals was directly involved in one or more transactions under review, according to papers filed to the Supreme Court of the State of New York by James’ office.