Donald Trump Jr. meets Jan 6 committee: Report
Reportedly Donald Trump's oldest son has met with the congressional committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021
Trump Jr. is one of almost 1,000 witnesses interviewed by the committee
He is the second of Trump's children to appear before the committee, following his sister Ivanka Trump
According to two people familiar with the situation, former President Donald Trump's oldest son has met with the congressional committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, insurgency at the United States Capitol, reported The Associated Press.
The interview with Donald Trump Jr. took place on Tuesday.
The two sources who confirmed the interview want to remain anonymous in order to discuss a private encounter.
Trump Jr. is one of almost 1,000 witnesses interviewed by the committee as it seeks to establish a record of the attack, which was the worst on the Capitol in over two centuries. He is the second of Trump's children to appear before the committee, following his sister Ivanka Trump, who met with legislators for eight hours in early April.
Trump Jr. was spotted backstage at the White House Ellipse rally, which took place moments before Trump supporters marched to the Capitol and breached the building. Trump Jr. was seen with his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and other members of his family in many social media videos released at the time of the incident, as his father prepared to speak to the crowd.
The House committee also released text exchanges from Jan. 6 in which Trump Jr. urged the White House to pressure his father to condemn the disturbance forcefully.
“We need an Oval address. He has to lead now. It has gone too far and gotten out of hand,” Trump Jr. wrote to Meadows, the White House chief of staff at the time.