WASHINGTON — Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared Monday before investigators on the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 riot on Capitol Hill.
Conway spoke to the committee officially, two sources familiar with his appearance said. The panel did not publicly issue him a subpoena and attendees declined to comment on whether he was issued one privately. The committee declined to comment on her appearance on Monday.
Conway was seen entering a conference room in the O’Neill House office building with attorney Emmet Flood, who was a White House attorney for former President Donald Trump.
As he left the meeting room to take a break, Conway told reporters: «I’m here voluntarily.» Asked by a reporter when she last spoke to Trump, Conway said he called her last week.
Conway served as a senior adviser to Trump from the start of his term until August 2020. She decided to leave the administration because she said she needed to focus on her family. She also served as campaign manager for Trump’s 2016 presidential bid.
Although Conway was not working for Trump on January 6, The Washington Post, in a report Citing 15 Trump advisers, members of Congress, Republican officials and other Trump confidants, he said he called an aide who was with the president that day and said he was joining others in urging Trump to tell his supporters to stand down. they will withdraw Conway also told the aide that she had received a call from DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office asking for help getting Trump to call in the National Guard, the Post reported.
The committee is expected to publish a final report on its investigation into the 2021 riots before the end of the year, before the new Congress convenes in January. The panel is not expected to exist in the new GOP-controlled House next year.
Before Thanksgiving, the panel interviewed Bobby Engel, who was Trump’s top Secret Service agent at the time of the riot and whose statements may have a bearing on the explosive testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, who was a top adviser. from former White House chief of staff Mark. meadows. Hutchinson testified over the summer that he was told Trump tried to grab the wheel of an armored van and pounced on his security team when he learned he would not be taken to the Capitol after his Jan. 6 rally.
In early November, committee investigators were scheduled to meet with a Secret Service agent who was in the lead car of Trump’s motorcade on the day of the riot.