Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner subpoenaed by Special Counsel Jack Smith

 June 11, 2023

Former President Donald Trump was recently indicted by President Joe Biden's Department of Justice, but other Trump family members have also been caught up in the ordeal. 

According to Breitbart, prior to the indictment, Ivanka Trump and the former president's son-in-law Jared Kushner were subpoenaed in February by Special Counsel Jack Smith.

In the subpoena, Smith demands they testify before a grand jury regarding Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion.

Both Ivanka Trump and Kushner served in high-level advisory roles during Donald Trump's time in the White House.

What's their involvement?

Ivanka Trump and Kushner both testified before the select House committee on the Jan. 6 incursion.

Neither of them responded for comment on the subpoena, and it's unclear at the time of this writing whether or not they'll comply with Smith's subpoena.

Other top players in Trump's orbit, including former Vice President Mike Pence and and former chief of staff Mark Meadows have also been subpoenaed by the special counsel's office.

Pence is widely expected to fight the subpoena. It's unclear whether Meadows will follow suit.

Special Counsel Smith is overseeing both the Jan. 6-related investigation into Donald Trump and the classified documents investigation, for which Trump was indicted last week.

CNBC noted:

Smith also is conducting a criminal probe of former President Trump in connection with Trump’s removal of White House records when he left office, and their shipment to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. Many of those records were marked classified.

Social media reacts

There were mixed reactions to the news of Kushner and Ivanka Trump's subpoena, with many echoing the sentiment that it was a waste of time and taxpayer money.

"This nonsense has got to stop. They have been after Trump for 7 years now. Never have anything," on Twitter user wrote.

Another Twitter user added: "For show, for distraction from Biden's troubles, for stoking division and chaos. They will find nothing, but they will hurt our country as much as possible in the process."

With Trump's classified documents-related indictment fresh on the minds of Americans, many wonder just how far the DOJ will go in pursuing the former president. The timing has many calling foul, given that the 2024 election will soon be in full swing.

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