Donald Trump,
former president of the United States, whose lost re-election bid led to his
supporters storming the Capitol building, has hardly been forthcoming about his
conversations during the insurrection claiming executive privilege. However,
several of his family members have testified before the US House committee
investigating the January 6 riots. The committee is probing the former
president’s role in the riots at the Capitol building.

While several of
Trump’s associates have refused to testify before the House committee, three
members of his family have submitted themselves for questioning – Donald Trump’s
daughter Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner and Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald
Trump Jr.’s fiancé.

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On Wednesday,
POLITICO reported that Donald Trump Jr. has also met with the committee a day
prior, but Opoyi has not independently verified the meet.

According to
revelations made by lawmakers in the House committee and reported by Newsweek, both
Ivanka and Kushner have corroborated other testimony that said that President
Trump had been advised to call off the mob at the Capitol before the building
was breached.

House committee
chairman Bennie Thompson said, “They kinda [sic] supported the fact that the
President was told he had to do something to stop the January 6 insurrection.
That he had to be public with it, he had to be direct,” CNN reported. Thompson
said the combined depositions helped fill “a lot of gaps.”

Ivanka testified
before the US House committee for a straight eight hours days after Kushner
appeared before the committee with “really valuable testimony”.

Guilfoyle, who had worked on Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, met the House
committee in April.

Meanwhile, former
Trump advisors Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro, and former deputy
chief of staff Dan Scavino have been held in contempt of Congress for their
refusal to comply with the committee.

“I think it’s
ironic that [Trump] would tell some people not to come and they follow his
direction and get held in contempt of Congress,” Bennie Thompson said.

More than 800 witnesses
have been interviewed by the House committee and is expected to hold public
hearings next month.