Jared Kushner, son-in-law and former senior adviser to then-President Donald Trump, is expected to appear before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection this week, according to two sources familiar with the planning.
Kushner is expected to appear voluntarily and the meeting will likely be virtual, the source said.
A spokesperson for the committee declined to comment on Kusher’s planned appearance, which ABC News first reported.
CNN reported last month that Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who is married to Kushner and also served as a senior White House adviser, was in talks with the House Select Committee to appear voluntarily for an interview, her spokesperson. parole and two sources familiar with the investigation confirmed to CNN. at the time.
The meeting comes at an important time for the committee as its investigation progresses on several fronts. The panel is also seeking an interview with Ginni Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, following revelations that Ginni Thomas texted the former White House chief of staff of Trump, Mark Meadows, in an attempt to nullify the election.
Also on Monday, a federal judge said Trump and right-wing attorney John Eastman may have planned a crime as they sought to disrupt Congress’ Jan. 6 certification of the presidential election. The California judge ordered Eastman to turn over 101 emails dated around January 6, 2021, which he tried to hide from the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol.
This story was updated with additional developments on Monday.