Donald Trump Jr. will meet with the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, after the committee invited him to speak with their investigators, ABC News reports. His appearance is voluntary, the network reported, citing sources with knowledge of the investigation.
As noted by ABC News, “Trump Jr. would become the latest member of the Trump family to meet with the committee. In recent weeks, the panel interviewed Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, both of whom served as senior White House advisers to former President Donald Trump.
Trump Jr.’s fiance, Kimberly Guilfoyle, met with the committee for a second time earlier this week in an interview that sources said was heated at times and focused in part on the fundraising efforts around Trump’s “Save America” rally on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021.
The sources told the news outlet that Trump Jr.’s text messages are among those that former chief of staff Mark Meadows turned over to the committee.
According to Committee member Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Trump Jr. told Meadows in a text message: “He’s got to condemn [the riot] ASAP,” adding that Trump’s tweet about Capitol Police “is not enough.”
“I’m pushing it hard,” Meadows replied. “I agree.”
“We need an Oval Office address,” Trump Jr. said in a follow-up message. “He has to lead now. It has gone too far and gotten out of hand.”
The committee is expected to hold public hearings in June and eventually publish a report on their findings, ABC News reported.