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Donald Trump Jr. expected to meet with House panel investigating Jan. 6 riot

Lawmakers invited the former president's eldest son to speak with investigators voluntarily, a source said. His fiancée, Kimberly Guilfoyle, previously spent 9 hours with the panel.
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Donald Trump Jr. speaks in a recorded address to the Republican National Convention in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 24, 2020.Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of former President Donald Trump, is expected to meet with the Jan. 6 committee in the coming days, a source familiar with the panel's work said Thursday.

Lawmakers on the House panel have invited Trump Jr. to speak with investigators voluntarily. They did not issue a subpoena.

A final date for his appearance has yet to be scheduled. The source said the meeting will not take place this week.

An attorney for Trump Jr. did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

ABC News first reported the expected meeting.

In December, the House committee released text messages that appeared to show that Trump Jr. texted then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021, urging him to persuade the president to call off the mob of pro-Trump supporters who had stormed the Capitol.

Other members of the Trump family have recently appeared before the committee.

Ivanka Trump, the former president’s daughter and a senior White House adviser in the Trump administration, spent about eight hours this month in virtual testimony before the committee. Her husband, Jared Kushner, also a former White House adviser, testified late last month.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump Jr.'s fiancée, spent more than nine hours this week with the panel, which has interviewed more than 800 witnesses.

In a court filing last month, the committee argued that the former president and members of his campaign were part of a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results.

“The Select Committee ... has a good-faith basis for concluding that the President and members of his Campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States,” the panel wrote in a legal brief.

Neither Trump nor any members of his family have been charged with crimes.