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Jan. 6th Committee asks Ivanka Trump to cooperate with its investigation

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6th US Capitol attack has asked the daughter of former President Trump and former White House advisor Ivanka Trump to voluntarily cooperate with its investigation into the riot.

In a letter sent Thursday, the committee asked Trump to speak with them on a voluntary basis regarding her knowledge of her father’s attempts to “impede the count of certified electoral votes by Congress” and her knowledge of what occurred in the White House during the events on the Capitol.

The committee specifically seeks information about Ivanka Trump and others’ attempts to convince Donald Trump to address the rioters and quell the violence.

A spokesperson for Ivanka Trump released a statement to CNN later on Thursday in response to the letter from the committee. “As the Committee already knows, Ivanka did not speak at the January 6 rally,” the spokesperson said. “As she publicly stated that day at 3:15pm, ‘any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful.’”

The letter marks the first time a Trump family member has been personally asked to cooperate with the investigation. It remains unclear whether the committee will subpoena Trump if she refuses to cooperate.

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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