Washington Post Calls On Select Committee to Subpoena Ivanka Trump & Others In Donald’s Inner Circle
The Washington Post’s editorial board is calling on the January 6th Select Committee to subpoena Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
“What Donald Trump did before, during, and after the attack,” they wrote in a Tuesday op-ed, should be the top of the Select Committee’s list of questions. “How did he prepare his speech preceding the insurrection, in which he told the crowd to fight? What did he anticipate his audience’s reaction would be? When did he know the pro-Trump mob was threatening the Capitol?”
According to a forthcoming book by the Washington Post journalists Carol D. Leonnig and Philip Rucker, Ivanka Trump attempted to calm her father down on the day of January 6th, encouraging him to call off the violent riot – a request Trump repeatedly ignored. The WaPo board added: “Answering such questions calls for subpoenaing former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows; Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner; and other White House aides with useful information.”
— Stephanie Winston Wolkoff (@SWinstonWolkoff) July 21, 2021
“I’m going down to my dad. This has to stop,” she reportedly told her aides while spending “several hours walking back and forth” from the Oval Office in an effort to defuse the situation.
The Washington Post Editorial Board is calling on the Jan. 6 Committee to subpoena Mark Meadows, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, as well as to compel testimony from Kevin McCarthy, Tommy Tuberville, Mo Brooks and possibly Jim Jordan about Trump’s motives. https://t.co/RqxJjslhhf
— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) July 26, 2021
Remember that @IvankaTrump called these traitors who shouted at these officers the n-word “Patriots.”
Never forget that.
— Maggie Klaus 🏄♀️ (@Maggie_Klaus) July 27, 2021
The Post’s editorial board also called on the select committee to investigate a number of top Trump allies in Congress, including Reps. Kevin McCarthy, Mo Brooks, Jim Jordan, and Sen. Tommy Tuberville, all of whom, the Post reports, may have interacted with Trump on the day of the insurrection. McCarthy, who voted in favor of overturning the 2020 election, has been adamantly opposed to the Democratic-backed select committee and has often downplayed Trump’s role in the insurgency. However, back in February, just a month after the riot, CNN reported that Trump and McCarthy had gotten into a “shouting match” over the former president’s refusal to tell the rioters to stand down.
Can someone please explain why Donald Trump, Ivanka, Jared, Don Jr., Stupid Eric, Michael Flynn, Stephen Miller, Rudy Giuliani, Matt Gaetz, Ted Cruz, Andy Biggs, Ron Johnson, Lauren Boebert, MTG, & Gym Jordan aren’t in prison yet?
Explain it to me like I’m in kindergarten.
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) July 26, 2021
CNN also reported that Rep. Tuberville spoke with Trump on the day of the riot, calling him via phone to announce that Mike Pence, the former vice president, had been evacuated in time to avoid the violent horde. It’s not clear whether Rep. Brooks spoke with Trump on the day of the riot. However, the Alabama lawmaker did deliver a White House-approved speech during the “Stop the Steal” rally just outside the Capitol building, where he bandied Trump’s election lies and told Trump’s supporters: “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names.”
It makes me happy to retweet this. Trump will see this ad in the Fuhrer Bunker, I mean Bedminster. Where he goes, this message follows. Remember when Trump openly fantasized about @IvankaTrump marrying Brady? Instead, he got @jaredkushner who has betrayed him along https://t.co/HZffBF6DXq
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) July 24, 2021