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Ready For Prime Time: Jan. 6 Panel To Reportedly Air Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Videotapes


The House select committee investigating last yr’s revolt is gearing up for its national debut of hearings that may include videotaped interviews with Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner, The Washington Post reports.

This coming Thursday, select committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) will launch the series of televised hearings featuring each live witnesses and taped interviews, including several White House figures. Each Trump and Kushner served as senior advisers in Donald Trump’s White House through the revolt last yr on Jan. 6.

Their interviews have been described to the Post as “gripping.”

The committee will try to place the violence on the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a broader context of a wide-ranging scheme to overturn a legitimate presidential election, with Trump’s involvement “serving because the through line,” sources told the Post.

Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, is predicted to play a key role within the hearings, based on sources. She has already reportedly provided the committee with “extensive” details about Meadows’ activities geared toward overturning the election.

The ultimate hearing will focus mainly on then-President Trump — what he did and what he said before and on Jan. 6. Any remaining “bombshells” shall be revealed then, a source told the Post.

The hearings shall be a culmination of greater than a yr of committee work that involved greater than 1,000 interviews with witnesses and the examination of 125,000 documents, the Post reports. It’s going to be essentially the most detailed examination to this point of the events that led as much as the revolt and the violence.

What happens when the hearings conclude is uncertain. The committee can refer cases for prosecution, but it surely’s as much as the Justice Department to choose whether to file any charges.

But a no-frills arrest Friday of staunch Trump supporter and former trade adviser Peter Navarro could signal a recent get-tough DOJ. Navarro, who was indicted on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for blowing off a committee subpoena to testify, was arrested, handcuffed and locked in a cell.

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