The Special Counsel investigating former President Donald Trump’s involvement in the January 6 insurrection has subpoenaed Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.
The New York Times, citing two individuals who had been briefed on the matter, was the first to report on the matter.
The news comes as the Special Counsel investigation into the January 6 insurrection is picking up steam, as special counsel Jack Smith has summoned other members of Trump’s inner circle recently. Smith has summoned Mark Meadows, the former President’s ex-chief of staff, and Vice President Mike Pence.
Ivanka Trump and Kushner are yet to give any media statements about the summons.
Yet Kushner and Ivanka’s summons, along with other high-profile individuals, could point to the probe, including an investigation into Trump’s mishandling of classified information, drawing to a close.
Trump, who has shared his displeasure for Smith, has attempted to prevent witnesses from testifying, claiming that executive privilege prevented them from doing so.
Pence had also suggested that he was going to fight the subpoena.
Smith’s continued pursuit of Trump’s inner circle also points to the special counsel’s attempt to infiltrate those who were close to the former President around the time of the insurrection.
Ivanka and Kushner also testified before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, giving further insights on the event. Ivanka Trump was by her father’s side in the Oval Office on January 6, while Kushner was also at the White House.