Jan. 6 panel has ‘firsthand testimony’ Ivanka Trump asked father to intervene in riot, Cheney says


The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 riot has testimony that then-President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump asked him to intervene as his supporters ransacked the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said Sunday.

“The committee has firsthand testimony now that he was sitting in the dining room next to the Oval Office watching the attack on television as the assault on the Capitol occurred. We know, as you know well, that the briefing room at the White House is just a mere few steps from the Oval Office,” Cheney, the vice chair of the committee, said on ABC News’ “This Week.”

She said that at any moment, Trump could have walked to the briefing room and appeared on television.

“We know, as he was sitting there in the dining room next to the Oval Office, members of his staff were pleading with him to go on television, to tell people to stop. We know Leader McCarthy was pleading…

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