Jared Kushner Gives ‘Valuable’ Jan 6 Testimony as Truth Social Downloads Slump 93%

The House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6, 2021 riot on the Capitol said that Donald Trump’s son-in-law and former White House advisor Jared Kushner gave valuable testimony, The Independent informed. 

Meanwhile, Trump’s social media platform Truth Social is in bad shape. Downloads have sharply fallen, down 93 percent, and user engagement is at a low as well. Trump has claimed his platform is a censorship-free environment and encouraged his supporters to consort with each other there. Trump himself has not ever posted on it, and has apparently even complained about the platform in depth to his advisers. 

Kushner’s testimony before the House committee comes as the news broke that White House records that were turned over to the special committee by the National Archives and Records Administration do not include any of the calls made or received by Trump between the hours of 11:17 a.m. and 6:54 p.m. on the day of the insurrection.

The special committee is now probing whether Trump or his advisers used “burner phones” that were untraceable and therefore making them capable of evading official record-keeping systems, which are supposed to document the president’s inbound and outbound phone calls. 

Kushner’s testimony matters and is a major turn in the investigation into the riot, because unlike other members of Trump’s inner circle, Kushner has testified voluntarily. He was not subpoenaed to be there. However, experts warn that there probably won’t be that much insight into Trump’s doings on that day, because Kushner’s movements at that time put him at a greater distance than Trump’s core figures on Jan. 6 itself. 

It’s not the only thing weighing on Trump’s mind. Reports say that Truth Social’s problems sit heavy on the former president, because it is underperforming and has received widely negative coverage of its launch. 

Trump has put zero public effort into promoting his failing app or defending it since it went live. 

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