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The Jan. 6 committee wants to speak with Ivanka and things are about to get ugly

Ivanka Trump received a letter this morning from the House select committee investigating January 6 and they’d like to have a few words with her. Gulp.

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The letter was publicly released hours ago and requests the former handbag designer/senior White House adviser cooperate with the committee’s ongoing investigation by coming in to answer a few questions.

The fact that Ivanka is being called upon is major signal that the panel closing in on Donald Trump‘s inner circle.

CNN reports:

A key investigative thread the panel wishes to discuss further with Ivanka Trump is her knowledge of her father’s efforts to try and stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election and the specific pressure campaign that he enacted on former Vice President Mike Pence to bend to his will.

The panel said Ivanka was privy to a telephone conversation between her father and Pence on the morning of January 6 where her father tried to convince Pence to impede the certification of the 2020 presidential election, where she could only hear her father’s side of the conversation.

It seems highly unlikely Ivanka will cooperate with the investigation, even if she’s subpoenaed, which would be the next committee’s next move if she doesn’t respond to the letter.

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A spokesperson for the former first daughter hinted that she doesn’t intend to comply, saying, “Ivanka Trump just learned that the January 6 Committee issued a public letter asking her to appear. As the Committee already knows, Ivanka did not speak at the January 6 rally. As she publicly stated that day at 3:15pm, ‘any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful.'”

Meanwhile, here’s what Twitter has to say about the whole thing…

Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.