Luria of the January 6 Committee is releasing video testimony about lines deleted from Trump’s remarks after the riots

Rep. Elaine Luria, who chaired part of the committee’s prime-time Jan. 6 public hearing last week, released a video Monday containing previously unreleased statements about former President Donald Trump’s reluctance to stop the violent actions of his supporters a day after the to condemn the riot in the Capitol.

“It was more than 24 hours before President Trump addressed the nation again after his Jan. 6 Rose Garden video in which he lovingly told his supporters to go home in peace,” said Luria, D -Va., tweeted next to the video on Monday morning. “There were more things he didn’t want to say.”

The video shows Ivanka Trump, the former president’s eldest daughter, who served as one of his top advisers, responding to a draft of his January 7, 2021 White House remarks with several lines of text crossed out.

“I want to be absolutely clear, you’re not representing me. They don’t represent our movement,” read one of the crossed-out lines, aimed directly at the rioters.

Another concerned party claimed that the former president “directed the Justice Department to ensure that all lawbreakers are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We must send a clear message, not with mercy but with JUSTICE. Legal ramifications must be swift and firm.”

Ivanka Trump said the edits looked like her father’s handwriting.

In a separate interview, Ivanka Trump’s husband, former top White House adviser Jared Kushner, said he had discussed the remarks with others who agreed “it’s important to keep calling for de-escalation.” When asked why lines were crossed out, Kushner replied in a clip from an interview with the committee, “I don’t know.”

The footage builds on testimony shown at last week’s hearing, the panel’s eighth, which focused on the 187 minutes between the end of Trump’s speech in the Ellipse and a video he sent out to his supporters say he loved her and asked her to go home.

During the hearing, the panel had played video containing excerpts from the recorded speech Trump gave about the attack a day after the attack. Once he read a line that said, “But this election is over now. Congress confirmed the results,” before pausing to tell the advisers, “I don’t want to say the election is over. I just want to say that Congress confirmed the results without saying the election is over, OK?”

NBC News has reached out to Trump’s office for comment.


Kyle Stewart and Kate Santaliz contributed.

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