(Republican Insider) – President Donald Trump is none too happy with the House panel currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the Capitol riots that took place on January 6, 2021, claiming they have gone too far by focusing attention on his children.
According to WND, last week, the Democrat-dominated panel put out a formal request to Ivanka Trump to get her to come before the hand-picked committee of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to answer questions.
“The Select Committee wishes to discuss the part of the conversation you observed between President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the morning of January 6th. Similarly, the Select 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,” the committee stated in the letter addressed to Ivanka Trump.
“Testimony obtained by the Select Committee indicates that members of the White House staff requested your assistance on multiple occasions to intervene in an attempt to persuade President Trump to address the ongoing lawlessness and violence on Capitol Hill,” the committee stated later on in the letter.
Trump made it clear that this kind of action taken by the committee was unacceptable to him. Ivanka served in her father’s administration as a special White House adviser during his time in office.
“It’s a very unfair situation for my children. Very, very unfair,” he went on to say, according to the Washington Examiner.
“They are using whatever powers they have. They couldn’t care less. They are vicious people,” Trump went on to say, speaking of the panel.
Trump then stated that the committee is keeping its inquiry into January 6th going as a means of distracting folks from being able to focus people’s attention away from Joe Biden and the failures of his administration, which are legion.
“It’s a disgrace, what’s going on. They’re using these things to try and get people’s minds off how incompetently our country is being run. And they don’t care. They’ll go after children,” he continued.
Trump stated that his kids have “done a great job.”
“You know Ivanka very well, and you know the quality of her. For them to have to go through all this stuff is a disgrace,” he added.
“Trump noted that Ivanka Trump, as well as Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, have also been targeted by New York state Attorney General Letitia James in an investigation of the Trump Organization,” WND reported.
Trump said that James “campaigned on a whole issue of ‘I’ll get Trump. I’ll get Trump.’ And that’s all it was.”
“Trump said that investigating a president’s family could backfire on Democrats when the GOP regains control and wants to unearth the details of Hunter Biden’s deals,” the report said.
“It’s a very bad precedent because it can happen the other way also,” he continued.
As of this writing, Ivanka herself has made no public response concerning the voluntary request to give testimony.
The letter from the committee is seeking evidence involving any call made for the National Guard to be deployed on the day of the incursion.
“The Committee is aware that certain White House staff devoted time during the violent riot to rebutting questions regarding whether the President was attempting to hold up deployment of the guard[…]. But the Committee has identified no evidence that President Trump issued any order, or took any other action, to deploy the guard that day. Nor does it appear that President Trump made any calls at all to the Department of Justice or any other law enforcement agency to request deployment of their personnel to the Capitol,” the letter remarks.
The House Committee is also seeking out information about what was being said inside the White House concerning claims that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen.
“The Committee has information suggesting that White House staff and others were attempting to persuade President Trump to halt his statements regarding a ‘stolen election’ and were working directly with other supporters outside the White House in an effort to persuade President Trump to do so,” the letter goes on to say.
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