Jared Kushner's interview with Jan. 6 committee was a 'useful exchange,' one member says
California Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who sits on the select congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, appeared on CNN Tonight on Thursday, where she spoke about Jared Kushner's lengthy testimony earlier in the day, though she could not provide specific details.
"You can imagine, the interview went on all day long, which it did, that there was — it was a useful exchange," Lofgren said. "And we appreciate that Mr. Kushner came in voluntarily and spent this time answering questions. It's important." She added, "What he remembered, he responded to."
Lofgren, who is a Democrat, also spoke about former President Donald Trump's daughter and Kushner's wife, Ivanka, who the committee has been in talks with for months in an effort to get her testimony.
"We're still engaging with her counsel and we do hope that she will come in and talk to the committee. It just depends on — you know, there is a lengthy process going through the events leading up to January 6."
The Biden administration has denied executive privilege for both Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both of whom served as advisers to the former president. But as Lofgren stated, simply testifying is not an admission of guilt.
"It didn't just happen randomly on January 6. Thousands of people came and brutalized the police and tried to stop the transfer of power," Lofgren said. "So there were steps leading up to it, and we need to uncover all of those steps. And not every person who talks to us was part of the plot, but the people heard things, people saw things."
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