The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol is anticipated to interview former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, this week.
Kushner is anticipated to sit down for a voluntary interview in a digital assembly Thursday, a supply conversant in the matter confirmed. His anticipated look was first reported by ABC News.
The interview would make Kushner — who was a senior adviser to Trump within the White House — the highest-ranking member of the administration to look earlier than the committee, in addition to the primary Trump member of the family.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.’s fiancée, who labored for Trump’s marketing campaign, met with the committee for a digital interview final month. The interview was derailed when she refused to take part after she discovered the assembly included committee members, not simply staffers. She has since been subpoenaed to testify.
Asked about Kushner’s impending interview Tuesday on the each day White House briefing, communications director Kate Bedingfield mentioned the “White House has decided not to assert executive privilege over the testimony of Jared Kushner” and his spouse, Ivanka Trump.
Asked whether or not that message had been relayed to Kushner’s staff, Bedingfield declined to remark. “I won’t speak to private communications between our attorneys and his,” Bedingfield mentioned.
Kushner was in another country engaged on the Abraham Accords within the run-up to Jan. 6, 2021, and did not return from Saudi Arabia till the day of the riot.
His title, nonetheless, appeared to floor within the investigation this week, when The Washington Post and CBS News reported on textual content messages within the committee’s possession between then-White House chief of employees Mark Meadows and Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the spouse of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, after the 2020 election. In one, dated Nov. 13, 2020, Thomas wrote: “Just forwarded to yr gmail an email I sent Jared this am. Sidney Powell & improved coordination now will help the cavalry come and Fraud exposed and America saved.”
NBC News has not independently reviewed the messages. A supply conversant in the supplies confirmed their veracity.
At a committee assembly Monday night time, the panel mentioned asking Ginni Thomas to sit down for an interview. The chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., mentioned afterward that no determination had been made.
The panel has been in talks with Ivanka Trump to voluntarily take part in an interview. She was within the White House on Jan. 6 and was reported to have urged her father to talk out in opposition to the violence on the Capitol.