Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Subpoenaed by Special Counsel

    Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Subpoenaed by Special Counsel
    Last updated Feb 23, 2023
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    • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the daughter and son-in-law of former Pres. Donald Trump, have reportedly been subpoenaed by special counsel Jack Smith as part of his investigation into the Jan. 6 riots and the days leading up to that day.
    • In addition to being close family members of the former president, Ivanka and Kushner also served in the Trump admin. as trusted advisors.
    • Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith in November to lead two investigations regarding Trump: one involving his handling of classified documents after leaving office and the other into his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
    • Ivanka and Kushner are the latest Trump allies subpoenaed by Smith. He also reportedly subpoenaed former VP Mike Pence — who said he won't testify — and Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows.
    • Ivanka was reportedly in the Oval Office on Jan. 6 and present during her father’s phone call with Pence in which he allegedly urged the VP not to certify the Electoral College results. She and her husband have already testified before the Jan. 6 House committee via videotaped interviews.
    • This comes as grand juries in Washington have been hearing testimony from former Trump admin. officials regarding both probes into the former president.


    Pro-Trump narrative

    Smith is one of the worst partisan hacks the Washington establishment has to offer. For over a decade, he abused the justice department to target conservatives, starting with his role in the Obama-era IRS scandal in which he fabricated criminal prosecutions against conservative nonprofits. As the head of this sham investigation into Trump, he will now continue his pursuit of political vengeance.

    Democratic narrative

    Both Ivanka and Kushner are key witnesses in the probe, and Smith is merely doing his due diligence by rightly prioritizing justice over the perception of his investigation. These latest subpoenas show he's willing to challenge power in the pursuit of truth, especially when it comes to Donald Trump’s attempted coup.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 53% chance that Donald Trump will get indicted on criminal charges in 2023, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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