Trump Facing Tough Week With New Jan. 6 Witnesses and Personal Strife

Donald Trump faces a challenging week as he deals with personal issues while the House January 6 committee holds a new hearing that aims to cast light on the former president's actions on the day of the Capitol riot.

Virginia Representative Elaine Luria, a member of the House Jan. 6 Committee, said new witnesses are expected to give evidence this week, according to a Politico report.

As well as this, the funeral of Trump's former wife, Ivana, is to be held on Wednesday.

Ivana Trump, the mother of three of Donald Trump's children, died due to "blunt impact injuries of torso" sustained during an accidental fall at her Manhattan home last Thursday.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at a historic Catholic church in the Upper East Side neighborhood where she lived, according to a New York Post report.

The death of Ivana Trump resulted in a deposition of Donald Trump and his two eldest children being postponed. This deposition is part of a civil investigation by the New York state attorney general into potential financial fraud by the Trump Organization, according to a Forbes report.

On Sunday, Luria said that the new witnesses that will be present for the eighth and final scheduled public hearing of the Jan. 6 Committee on Thursday will give greater insight into Trump's role in last year's storming of the Capitol.

"There's other witnesses we have spoken to who have yet to appear in our previous hearings who will add a lot of value and information to the events of that critical time on Jan. 6," the Democratic congresswoman said on CNN's State of the Union show.

She continued: "I will tell you that [they are] people who were in the White House, people who were close to the president, and also people who had insight into the actions that were going on in the variety of ways that they were trying to control the violence and stop what was happening at the Capitol."

Luria said the panel at Thursday's hearing would go through "minute by minute" the time frame of what Trump was doing during the insurrection.

"He didn't act. He had a duty to act. So, we will address that in a lot of detail. And from that, we will build on the information that we provided in the earlier hearings."

Following the news of Ivana Trump's death, the former president took to his social network platform, Truth Social, to express his sorrow. He also canceled his Arizona rally due to the news.

"I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City," he wrote.

"She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life.

"Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest in Peace, Ivana!"

According to an invitation obtained by the New York Post, the service at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be a celebration of life.

Delaney Kempner, a spokeswoman for New York Attorney General Letitia James, said in a statement that the ex-president's lawyer requested a delay to the depositions following Ivana Trump's death.

"We offer our condolences to the Trump family," Kempner added, according to an Associated Press report.

But James' office said that the depositions will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Donald Trump could get the news of the rescheduled date this week.

James alleges that the ex-president's company, the Trump Organization, inflated the values of skyscrapers, golf courses and other holdings in order to get loans, insurance and other benefits.

Trump has denied the allegations, saying that it's common in the real estate industry to seek the best valuations.

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Trump facing tough week with new Jan. 6 witnesses NY deposition and Ivanka Trump's funeral. In this combination image, Former U.S. President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition during their annual "Road To Majority Policy Conference" at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center June 17, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee and file photo of Donald Trump with his first wife, Ivana Trump (Inset) at the Costume Institute Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 9th December 1985. Getty