Never-before-seen photos of then-President Donald Trump surrounded by his children and aides at the White House in the hours before the Capitol incident were shown to the House select committee on Thursday.
Trump’s children, Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr., could be seen watching on as the call took place. Don Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Eric’s wife, Lara Trump, were also in the Oval Office.
In videotaped testimony, then-first daughter, Ivanka, said the conversation was “pretty heated” and “a different tone than I had heard him take with the vice president before.”
In other taped interviews, aides described snippets of the conversation, which they had only heard from Trump’s side of the call.
Trump’s former assistant, Nicholas Luna, said he heard the word “wimp”, while Ivanka’s chief of staff, Julie Radford, said she was told the president called Pence “the p-word.”
Testifying in person, Greg Jacob, one of Pence’s counsel, said he was there when the vice president returned from taking Trump’s call, saying the VP looked “steely, determined, grim.”
The photos and testimony came as the committee focused on the pressure Trump put on Pence to reject the certification of Joe Biden’s election win on Jan. 6.
This is an excerpt from New York Post.