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Jan. 6 committee expected to interview Jared Kushner


Jared Kushner, White House Senior Advisor, listens to President Donald Trump declare that North Korea will be designated a State Sponsor of Terrorism during the Cabinet Room meeting at the White House, Washington, DC, Monday, November 20, 2017.

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A House committee is scheduled to interview the son-in law of former President Donald Trump as part of its investigation into the January 6th riot at U.S. Capitol. Jared Kushner later this week.

Kushner is scheduled to be interviewed by the panel during a live meeting. A source close to the situation confirmed this to NBC News. The first report about Kushner’s expected appearance was by ABC News.

The interview would make Kushner — who was a senior adviser to Trump in the White House — the highest ranking member of the administration to appear before the committee, as well as the first Trump family member.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, the fiancée of Donald Trump Jr. who worked for Trump’s campaign, met with the committee for a virtual interview last month. Interview was derailed After learning that the committee included members of staff, she decided to decline participation. Since then, she’s been subpoenaed to testify.

Kushner had been out of country working on Abraham Accords prior to Jan. 6 and did not return to Saudi Arabia until the morning of the riot.

However, his name appeared to be in evidence during the earlier investigation this week. Washington Post and CBS News reported on text messages in the committee’s possession between then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas following the 2020 election. Thomas sent Jared an email on November 13, 2020 and one of them was forwarded to Thomas. Sidney Powell & improved coordination now will help the cavalry come and Fraud exposed and America saved.”

NBC News does not have the ability to independently review these messages. However, a source with knowledge of the material has. confirmed their veracity.

At committee meeting Monday night, the panel discussed requesting that Ginni Thomas sit for an interview. Rep. Bennie Thompson of D-Miss. was the chair of this committee and stated afterwards that no decision has been made.

Kushner’s spouse, Ivanka Trump has been the subject of talks between members of the panel. voluntarily participate in an interview. Ivanka Trump visited the White House Jan. 6 and apparently urged her father, to voice out against violence at the Capitol.