Donald Trump Jr. Speaks With Jan. 6 Committee

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The oldest lad of erstwhile President Donald Trump has met with the legislature committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection astatine the U.S. Capitol, according to 2 radical acquainted with the matter.

The interrogation with Donald Trump Jr. took spot Tuesday.

The 2 radical who confirmed the interrogation insisted connected anonymity to sermon a backstage meeting.

Trump Jr. is 1 of astir 1,000 witnesses the committee has interviewed arsenic it works to compile a grounds of the attack, the worst connected the Capitol successful much than 2 centuries. He is the 2nd of Trump’s children known to talk to the committee aft his sister Ivanka Trump sat down with lawmakers for 8 hours successful aboriginal April.

Trump Jr. was seen backstage astatine the rally connected the White House Ellipse that took spot soon earlier Trump supporters marched to the Capitol and breached the building. In respective societal media videos posted astatine the clip of the attack, Trump Jr. was seen with his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and different members of his household arsenic his begetter prepared to talk to the crowd.

The House committee has besides released substance messages from Jan. 6 successful which Trump Jr. pleaded with the White House to get his begetter to forcefully condemn the riot.

“We request an Oval address. He has to pb now. It has gone excessively acold and gotten retired of hand,” Trump Jr. wrote to then-White House main of unit Mark Meadows.

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Associated Press writer Farnoush Amiri successful Washington contributed to this report.

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