Obama’s return to the White House after 5 years away


Last week, Trump’s former White House adviser Jared Kushner appeared before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, uprising. On Tuesday, Ivanka Trump, Kushner’s wife and another former White House adviser, is following suit, appearing remotely, according to a person familiar with the committee’s schedule.

The Post’s Jacqueline Alemany reports that Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) issued a letter in January requesting Ivanka Trump’s willing cooperation, citing her presence in the Oval Office on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, during his father’s phone conversation with Vice President Mike Pence in which President Donald Trump tried to persuade Pence to disrupt Congress’ confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory.

“The Select Committee wishes to discuss the portion of the conversation you observed between President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the morning of January 6,” Thompson wrote. “Similarly, the select committee wishes to discuss any other conversations you may have witnessed or participated in regarding the president’s plan to obstruct or impede the electoral vote count.”

Thompson told reporters Monday night that the committee has conducted more than 800 interviews so far and that more depositions and interviews are expected to take place before public hearings begin in May.


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