Former President Trump slammed the Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol insurrection after it asked his daughter Ivanka Trump to sit for an interview.
“It’s a very unfair situation for my children. Very, very unfair,” he told the Washington Examiner in an interview for an op-ed published Friday.
“It’s a disgrace, what’s going on. They’re using these things to try and get people’s minds off how incompetently our country is being run. And they don’t care. They’ll go after children,” he said.
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot on Thursday requested that Ivanka Trump speak to lawmakers, saying in a letter that they would like to discuss conversations she had witnessed or participated in relating to “the president’s plan to obstruct or impede the counting of electoral votes,” among other areas of interest.
During her father’s presidency, Ivanka Trump worked as an adviser to the president along with her husband, Jared Kushner.
The committee has also subpoenaed and obtained phone records associated with former President Trump’s son Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was formerly an adviser to the elder Trump and is Donald Trump Jr.’s fiancée.
Former President Trump told the Examiner that the committee was overreaching.
“They are using whatever powers they have. They couldn’t care less. They are vicious people,” he said.