Donald Trump Jr. reportedly met with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot — a panel he has long disparaged.
Appearing remotely Tuesday, Trump fielded questions from committee members for nearly three hours, refraining from asserting the Fifth Amendment and acting cordially, sources told CNN.
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“The media literally thinks its their job to protect the J6 Committee. How dare anyone talk about the gross abuses of the committee! Wonder what they’d do [if] it was a GOP committee investigating 1 year of BLM looting, murder, arson, and other ‘peaceful’ protesting???” Trump sneered on Twitter in January.
The Jan. 6 committee is investigating efforts from allies of Trump’s father, former President Donald Trump, to overturn the 2020 election and has expressed interest in what Trump Jr. knew about those endeavors. Prior to Jan. 6, Trump Jr. gave a speech at a rally near the White House Ellipse calling on Republicans in Congress to vote against certifying the election, a process that was taking place that same day.
When the riot unfolded, Trump Jr. privately implored then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to push his father for a more aggressive response to the violence.
“He’s got to condemn this s*** ASAP. The Capitol Police tweet is not enough,” Trump Jr. texted Meadows, who shared a raft of communications with the Jan. 6 panel before he stopped cooperating.
Trump Jr. joins his fiancee, Kimberly Guilfoyle, as well as sister Ivanka, brother-in-law Jared Kushner, and an array of other Trump associates who have appeared before the Jan. 6 committee. He agreed to appear voluntarily and was not subpoenaed, according to ABC News.
Trump Jr. has been outspoken about his disdain for the Jan. 6 committee and has repeatedly chided it on Twitter.
Given the partisan hackery of the sham J6 comm (evidenced by this seemingly contradictory action vs cryin Kinzinger’s desperate defense of Epps last week) this will be a narrative nothing burger but it will be lit AF when Republicans call him back next year to ask real questions! https://t.co/4cP4ksCObn
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 19, 2022
Newt is just saying what every reasonable person knows is true: J6 committee members are targeting private citizens they don’t like because of their politics or associations. That’s called tyranny, and if it’s not checked now they’ll never stop. https://t.co/cX9r2uiOYR
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 24, 2022
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The Washington Examiner reached out to a spokesperson for the Jan. 6 committee.
The panel is reportedly planning to wrap up depositions in May and gear up for public hearings in June. Members of the committee have reportedly solicited outside talent to help draft a final report expected to be released to the public in early fall. So far, the committee has conducted more than 935 depositions and interviews and amassed over 104,000 documents.