Ivanka Trump reportedly pleaded with her father Donald Trump to intervene during Capitol riot on Jan 6 last year.

Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, who is the Vice Chair of the committee that's investigating the Jan 6 attack, told ABC News how Ivanka wanted the violence to stop. Cheney said that the panel has "firsthand testimony" that the former President's daughter, who was a senior adviser at the time, "went in at least twice to ask him to 'please stop this violence.'"

Meanwhile, Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson told CNN Sunday that the panel has "significant testimony" that the White House "had been told to do something." Thompson said that first, they want to verify everything so that when they produce their report and when they have the hearings, the "public will have an opportunity to see for themselves." He added that it's "highly unusual for anyone in charge of anything to watch what's going on and do nothing."

It is not certain whether Trump's actions during the riot warrant criminal referral. Thompson said that they don't know and that if there is anything they come upon as a committee that they think "would warrant a referral to the Department of Justice, we'll do that."

So far, the committee has collected several documents, interacted with more than 300 witnesses, and visited different parts of the US to talk to election officials who were pressured by Trump, reported Associated Press.

It's been six months since the investigation started, and the committee is preparing to make things public in the coming months. The Committee members will share their findings against the backdrop of Trump and his allies’ efforts to whitewash the riot and deny suggestions that he had a hand in instigating it.

The nine lawmakers, two Republicans and seven Democrats, are planning to tell the full story of the Capitol attack through reports and televised hearings. Cheney, who is one of the committee’s two Republican members, said that the "full picture is coming to light, despite President Trump’s ongoing efforts to hide the picture."

This comes days before the first anniversary of the riot, in which supporters of the former President stormed the US Capitol, attacked officers and destroyed parts of the building.

Donald and Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, stands alongside Trump as he speaks during the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, DC on December 8, 2020. - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order "to ensure that American citizens have first priority to receive American vaccines." It is unclear how the order would be enforced, as vaccine makers have already inked in deals with other countries. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

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