Former Trump White House adviser Kellyanne Conway met with the House Select Committee investigating Monday’s riot at the Capitol last year as the panel prepares its final report on the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
Conway, who served as a White House adviser under former President Donald Trump, was reportedly interviewed for five hours and asked about her conversations with Trump following his 2020 election loss.
In particular, the committee was interested in reports Conway told acquaintances that the now 76-year-old Trump admitted to her that he knew he had lost his reelection fair and square, according to CNN.
The anecdote first appeared in Jonathan Lemire’s recent book “The Big Lie,” in which the Politico reporter writes that the former president “wondered aloud to Kellyanne Conway how he could ‘lose to f—ing Joe Biden.'”
“I’m here voluntarily,” Conway told reporters during a break in her testimony, adding after her interview that she was not invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Conway, 55, resigned from the White House in late August 2020, more than four months before Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally and subsequent violence at the Capitol.
However, the Washington Post reported days after the riot that Conway remained an aide to the former president and urged him to recall his supporters who tried to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory.
When questioned by reporters on Monday, Conway — now a Fox News contributor — said she is not working on Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign, declining to give details of conversations she had with Trump about the 2020 election.
The House selection committee is expected to issue its final report on the Jan. 6 riot before the end of the year, detailing the findings of its extensive investigation.
The upcoming report is expected to focus primarily on Trump and his actions leading up to and during the storming of the Capitol.
The panel is expected to be dissolved early next year, with Republicans regaining a majority in the House.