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Rep. Bennie Thompson says the panel will be inviting Trump's daughter and then-adviser to talk, a major step in closing in on the former President's inner circle

“You will anticipate the committee inviting some people to come talk to us,” Thompson said. “Not lawmakers right now. Ivanka Trump.”
Thompson did not reveal specifically whether the committee would be issuing a subpoena or asking for voluntary cooperation from Ivanka Trump to obtain her testimony.
The panel had previously revealed that it is learning more about Ivanka Trump’s interactions with her father on the day of the attack on the US Capitol.
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the vice chair of the committee and one of its two Republican members, told ABC News last month that the panel has “firsthand testimony” that during the attack, Ivanka Trump asked her father to intervene.
“We know his daughter — we have firsthand testimony that his daughter Ivanka went in at least twice to ask him to ‘please stop this violence,'” Cheney told ABC News.
CNN previously reported on some of these interactions, described in the books “I Alone Can Fix It,” by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, and “Peril,” by Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. Ivanka Trump repeatedly tried to intervene, talking to her father three times. “Let this thing go,” she told him. “Let it go,” she said, according to “Peril.”
The panel’s expected reach out to Ivanka Trump comes after CNN previously reported that the committee had subpoenaed and obtained records of phone numbers associated with one of Trump’s other children, Eric Trump, as well as Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is engaged to Donald Trump Jr., sources tell CNN.
This story has been updated with additional developments Thursday.
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