We’ve known for a few weeks now that one-term former President Donald Trump’s oldest son, Don Jr., was in frequent contact with then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on January 6, 2021, urging Meadows to tell the ex-president he needed to call off the dogs and urge his supporters to vacate the Capitol where they were rioting.
Now, however, we know that the former president’s favorite child, Ivanka, was acting as a conduit for messages traveling from supporters to the Donald and others in the White House on the day of the insurrection.
Oddly enough, Ivanka’s involvement has become public knowledge thanks to one of the most sycophantic Trump supporters in Congress, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who told CNN’s Manu Raju what he conveyed to the former president’s daughter:
Sen. Lindsey Graham said he didn’t text with Meadows on Jan. 6 —- but told me he spoke with Ivanka Trump to deliver a message to her dad. He said he wanted then-President Trump to “tell his people to leave.”
The Washington Post confirmed Raju’s reporting and added that Graham also told Ivanka:
Ivanka sent out a tweet on the day of the Capitol insurrection which read:
“American Patriots – any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable,” she posted at 3:15 p.m. on January 6th. “The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful.”
That tweet was later deleted after a wave of criticism because Ivanka had referred to rioters as “Patriots.”
All of this is leading to an inevitable nexus: The Jan. 6 Select Committee will no doubt be demanding all text messages and other communications that were sent by both Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner.
With each day it becomes clearer that many in the Trump family were part of a larger conspiracy which was carried out on Jan. 6 at the Capitol. And if it can be proven they broke the law, they need to be referred to the Justice Department for criminal charges.