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 February 23, 2023

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner subpoenaed to testify in Jan. 6th probe

Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, have been subpoenaed to testify in the Jan. 6th probe against the former president, the Daily Wire reported. They will be questioned about the supposed plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Special counsel Jack Smith called them as part of the grand jury investigation into the leadup to the incursion at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Previously, the couple had testified before the special House Select Committee.

Donald Trump did not attempt to invoke his executive privilege then and has not indicated whether he will do so now. Others subpoenaed include Robert O'Brien, the former president's national security adviser, and former Vice President Mike Pence.

Those who already testify include former acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, who had a four-hour sit down with the FBI, and his former deputy, Ken Cuccinelli. Former White House aide John McEntee, former adviser Stephen Miller and former White House counsel Pat Cipollone and his deputy Patrick Philbin also reportedly testified.

This latest investigation is one of four separate criminal investigations, the New York Times reported. Donald Trump is embroiled in New York City over his nondisclosure agreement with Stormy Daniels. A separate special investigation is taking place over classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago residence.

Smith's investigation into election interference overlaps with a fourth investigation in Georgia. "When we started to see intentional conduct, specific steps that appear to be designed to disrupt the joint session of Congress, that's where it starts to sound criminal," Timothy J. Heaphy, the former U.S. attorney in charge of the House's Jan. 6 probe, told the Times.

"The whole key for the special counsel is intent." The issues at hand in Georgia include Trump's alleged attempt to persuade Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's secretary of state, to "find" the votes necessary to secure his win over then-candidate Joe Biden.

The other issue is an alleged attempt by Trump to have a new slate of electors after the vote was certified. "We definitely talked about the alternate electors a fair amount," grand jury forewoman Emily Kohrs said.

However, that wasn't all Kohrs had to say. During other media appearances, Kohrs made bizarre statements and revealed details about the grand jury's investigation that could hinder the prosecution, the New York Post reported.

Donald Trump said the district attorney was running a "Kangaroo Court" and called the investigation yet another "Witch Hunt" in a series of them. It's hard to argue with the former president in light of what the 30-year-old forewoman had to say.

"I kind of wanted to subpoena the former president because I got to swear everybody in," Kohrs excitedly shared on MSNBC Tuesday. "And so I thought it'd be really cool to get 60 seconds with President Trump, of me looking at him and being like,'​Do you solemnly swear…' And me getting to swear him in," she continued.

"I kind of thought that would be an awesome moment. I can see how trying to get the former president to come talk to us would have been a year in negotiation by itself," Kohrs said though she figured nothing he would say would be "groundbreaking."

When asked about an indictment coming for Trump, Kohrs demurred. "I really don't want to share something that the judge made a conscious decision not to share," she said before dropping major hints. "We definitely heard a lot about former President Trump, and we definitely discussed him a lot in the room," Kohrs said.

It's clear that these simultaneous investigations are part of the left's continuing plan to destroy Donald Trump at all costs. It's disgraceful that they've brought his daughter and son-in-law into it, but it's likely a move meant to rattle him.

Written By:
Christine Favocci

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