Here’s what Kushner had to say…
Jared Kushner, the former White House adviser to Donald Trump, was brought into Thursday’s committee hearing as there were mentions that he dismissed threats from then-White House counsel Pat Cipollone and his team to resign before the incident of Jan. 6, 2021. Reportedly he had considered those threats as “whining.”
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), a member of the House select committee investigating the Capitol riots, was the one to pose the question to Kushner about whether he was aware of Cipollone threatening to resign before Jan. 6.
“I kind of, like I said, my interest at that time was on trying to get as many pardons done,” Kushner testified during his video deposition. “And I know that, you know, him and the team were always saying, ‘Oh we’re going to resign, we’re not going to be here if this happens, if that happens,’ so I kind of took it up to just be whining, to be honest to you.”
Cheney has however said that Cipollone looking to resign during the time leading to the Jan. 6 riot and during a time when allegations of a rigged election abounded were clear signs of how serious things were becoming during former President Trump’s final days in office.
Kushner was only one of the many former Trump White House officials who were called to provide a recorded deposition during Thursday night’s hearing. This was during a time when the committee was trying to criminalize Trump as the one whose words and actions had led to the riot.
Former Attorney General William Barr also testified saying that the claims by Trump about a rigged election were “bull—-.” Ivanka Trump, married to Kushner and a former senior White House adviser, told the committee that she thought Barr was correct.