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The New York Times has obtained footage from an unpublished interview with Ivanka Trump from December 2020.
In it, she said Trump should “keep fighting” against the 2020 election results.
Her comments appear to directly contradict what she told the January 6 committee earlier this year.
Ivanka Trump claimed to believe in former President Donald Trump’s false voter fraud theories in a December 2020 interview, directly contradicting her testimony to congressional investigators earlier this year, according to a new report.
In April 2022, Trump told the House committee investigating the Capitol riot that she had “accepted” former Attorney General Bill Barr’s assessment that Donald Trump’s voter fraud allegations were wrong.
When asked if Barr’s statement on the subject affected her own view, she said yes, adding, “I respect Attorney General Barr. So I accepted what he was saying.” The pre-recorded testimony aired during the panel’s first public hearing earlier this month.
But according to The New York Times, Ivanka Trump told documentary filmmaker Alex Holder on Dec. 10, 2020 — nine days after Barr made the assessment that supposedly influenced her — that she supported her father’s efforts. to challenge the 2020 election results.
“I think like the president said, every vote should be counted and should be heard, and he campaigned for the voiceless,” Ivanka Trump said after being asked to consider the efforts of Trump, according to The Times.
“And I think a lot of Americans are feeling very, very disenfranchised right now, and really questioning the sanctity of our elections, and that’s not fair, that’s not acceptable.”
She then said her father would “continue to fight until the legal remedies are exhausted and that’s what he should do.”
“And he has to take on this fight. Listen, you fight for what you love the most and he loves this country and he loves the people of this country, and he wants to make sure their voice is, is heard and not stifled. “, she said, according to The Times.
Footage of the December 2020 interview, obtained by The Times, was among the clips Holder gave to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack.
Holder interviewed several people close to Trump — Vice President Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Jared Kushner — after the 2020 election, as well as during and after the Capitol Riot. His film was envisioned as a legacy project for Trump, The Times reported.
The committee subpoenaed Holder last week, and Holder said tuesday that he had delivered all the images that the panel had requested. Holder is scheduled to testify before the panel on Thursday.
Ivanka Trump’s testimony before the Jan. 6 committee was part of an eight-hour interview she voluntarily sat in on in April. Donald Trump responded to her testimony by saying she didn’t understand the election.
The Times reported, citing people close to Ivanka Trump, that she tried to distance herself from her father’s post-election plans.
A lawyer for Ivanka Trump did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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