Outgoing Counselor to US President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, addresses the Republican National Convention in a pre-recorded speech at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC, on August 26, 2020.
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Former top Trump White House aide Kellyanne Conway is being questioned by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, NBC News reported Monday.
Conway, an instrumental part of former President Donald Trump’s successful 2016 campaign and one of his closest advisors in office, appeared in person for the deposition on Capitol Hill, two sources familiar with the matter told NBC.
Conway did not respond to questions from an ABC News reporter who spotted her entering a conference room used by the select committee.
She was accompanied by attorney Emmet Flood, who is reportedly also representing former Vice President Mike Pence and other people involved in Trump-related legal matters.
Flood did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. A spokesperson for the Jan. 6 committee did not immediately respond to an inquiry about Conway’s appearance.
Conway left the Trump White House in August 2020, before the November presidential election and Trump’s subsequent efforts to reverse his loss to President Joe Biden. Those efforts came to a head on Jan. 6, 2021, when a violent mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol, forcing lawmakers to flee their chambers and disrupting the peaceful transfer of power to Biden.
Conway’s deposition comes as the select committee is expected to be wrapping up its investigation of the riot and compiling a final report on its findings from the year-and-a-half-long probe.
The nine-member panel, led by Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., says it has interviewed more than 1,000 witnesses and reviewed more than 1 million documents in that time. The committee also held a series of nine public hearings that featured emotional witness testimony, graphic footage of the riot and shocking allegations, many of which were aimed at Trump’s actions and inaction during the insurrection.
The committee subpoenaed Trump for documents and testimony, but the former president filed a lawsuit to avoid cooperating with the panel.
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