Former President Donald Trump criticized elected representatives responsible for a federal inquiry after his daughter, Ivanka, was invited to testify,
Trump expressed strong dissatisfaction with the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack.
“It is a disgrace what is going on, they are using these things to try and get people’s minds off how incompetently our country is being run,” he said according to the Washington Examiner. “They do not care, they will go after children.”
The previous Oval Office bearer described the committee’s treatment of his family members as “very unfair.”
“It is a very unfair situation for my children,” he said according to the paper.
Committee members want Ivanka, who previously advised the Oval Office, to voluntarily disclose information about her father’s alleged plan to “obstruct or impede the counting of electoral votes” and more.
The committee separately subpoenaed Kimberly Guilfoyle, Eric Trump, and various Trump allies to testify.
Guilfoyle, a different former Trump adviser, is widely expected to be questioned about phone conversations with Eric about the Capitol riots. A key point of contention is the pair’s alleged role in supporting and fundraising for the so-called “Stop the Steal” electoral integrity campaign after the 2020 general election.
The former president suspects New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) and other political opponents will resort to any and all means to “get Trump.”
“They are using whatever powers they have, they could not care less—they are vicious people,” he said according to The Hill.
Trump suggested the same kind of questioning could be used to probe his successor’s son, Hunter Biden, for money laundering and more.
“It is a very bad precedent because it can happen the other way also,” he said according to the publication.