Documentary contradicts Ivanka Trump’s testimony before January 6 committee
Ivanka Trump wanted her father to continue fighting the 2020 election result well into December, new documentary footage shows, contradicting her testimony in the recent 6 January hearings that she quickly accepted Donald Trump’s election loss.
The former president’s daughter wanted Mr Trump to “continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted,” she told a film crew in mid-December, as part of a yet-to-be-released documentary, Die New York Times berigte.
“I think that, as the president has said, every single vote needs to be counted and needs to be heard, and he campaigned for the voiceless,” Ms Trump said of her “take” on her father’s election conspiracies, Volgens die Tye. “And I think a lot of Americans feel very, very disenfranchised right now, and really, question the sanctity of our elections, and that’s not right, it’s not acceptable.”
This runs counter to Ms Trump’s testimony earlier this month that she endorsed Trump administration attorney general Bill Barr’s finding, shortly after the election, that no meaningful election fraud had occured and Joe Biden’s win was legitimate.
“It affected my perspective,” Ms Trump told the special 6 January committee in her recorded testimony. “I respected AG Barr, and accepted what he was saying.”
Die Onafhanklike has reaching out to Ms Trump for comment.
The interview is part of a tranche of recordings from filmmaker Alex Holder which have been turned over the congressional committee investigating the events of 6 Januarie.
Mr Holder interviewed Donald, Ivanka, and Eric Trump, as well as Jared Kusher and vice-president Mike Pence in the days surrounding the end of the 2020 verkiesing, conversations which will be released in a forthcoming series called Unprecedented this summer.
The British filmmaker is expected to be interviewed by Congress this Thursday.
During this months 6 January hearings, Ivanka Trump has distanced herself from Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 verkiesing.
She told the committee about how her father bashed Mike Pence in a “heated” phone call on 6 January itself.
Julie Radford, a former chief of staff to Ms Trump said she told her that “her dad had just had an upsetting conversation with the vice president”.
Ms Radford said Ms Trump said her father called Mr Pence “the P-word”.
Mr Trump, vir sy deel, has dismissed his daughter’s testimony about the fevered post-election season.
“Ivanka Trump was not involved in looking at, or studying, verkiesingsuitslae. She had long since checked out and was, in my opinion, only trying to be respectful to Bill Barr and his position as Attorney General (he sucked!),” the former president wrote on his social network Truth Social op Vrydag.
Vroeër die jaar, an eyewitness testified na die 6 January committee that Ms Trump twice urged her father to “stop the violence” on 6 January itself.