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The Jan. 6 select committee has "firsthand testimony" that Ivanka Trump asked former President Trump to take action during the deadly Capitol riot, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told ABC's "This Week" Sunday.

The big picture: Cheney, who serves on the committee, reiterated that multiple people pleaded with the former president to address the violence, adding that he could have "told his supporters who were assaulting the Capitol to stop."

The backdrop: Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the panel, told CNN's "State of the Union" that the select committee has "significant testimony" that the White House "had been told to do something."

What they're saying: "We have firsthand testimony that his daughter Ivanka went in at least twice to ask him to please stop this violence," Cheney told host George Stephanopoulos.

  • "Any man who would provoke a violent assault on the Capitol to stop the counting of electoral votes ... is clearly unfit for future office," she added.
  • "He completely ignored the rulings of over 60 courts, including judges he had appointed and refused to send help, refused to tell people to stand down for multiple hours while that attack was underway."

Go deeper: Chairman of Jan. 6 panel says "significant testimony" shows WH "told to do something" during riot

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Pence: "Tragic" Jan. 6 no reason to scrap filibuster

Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty Images

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called the Jan. 6 Capitol riot an attempt to "overturn results of the presidential election that had been certified by all 50 states."

Why it matters: Though the former vice president's op-ed in the Washington Post focuses on rebutting filibuster reforms, these are also the most public statements Pence has made about the post-election narrative and the attack as an effort to interfere with President Biden's victory.

Oath Keepers leader indicted on charges related to Jan. 6

Stewart Rhodes. Photo: Susan Walsh/AP

Stewart Rhodes, a founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, has been arrested and charged in connection with events leading up to and including the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

Why it matters: Rhodes is the most prominent figure arrested on charges related to the Capitol insurrection.

Updated 9 mins ago - Economy & Business

Janet Yellen co-opts Reaganomics phrase for new Davos speech

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at a speech this week. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The U.S. needs to focus on increasing its productive potential, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told world leaders Friday, calling for what she terms "modern supply side economics."

Why it matters: She co-opted a phrase traditionally used by political conservatives to describe low-tax and deregulatory policies — and framed the Biden administration's initiatives as the best path forward to achieve greater national prosperity.