AP Sources: Donald Trump Jr. Speaks With Jan. 6 Committee

AP Sources: Donald Trump Jr. Speaks With Jan. 6 Committee AP Sources: Donald Trump Jr. Speaks With Jan. 6 Committee (AP)

ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK Wednesday, 04 May 2022 04:46 PM

The oldest son of former President Donald Trump has met with the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The interview with Donald Trump Jr. took place Tuesday.

The two people who confirmed the interview insisted on anonymity to discuss a private meeting.

Trump Jr. is one of nearly 1,000 witnesses the committee has interviewed as it works to compile a record of the attack, the worst on the Capitol in more than two centuries. He is the second of Trump’s children known to speak to the committee after his sister Ivanka Trump sat down with lawmakers for eight hours in early April.

Trump Jr. was seen backstage at the rally on the White House Ellipse that took place shortly before protesters marched to the Capitol and breached the building, alleging voter fraud and looking to stop certification of Joe Biden's win over the elder Trump in the 2020 presidential election. In several social media videos posted at the time of the attack, Trump Jr. was seen with his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and other members of his family as his father prepared to speak to the crowd.

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