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Ivanka Trump said her father should ‘keep fighting’ against election, despite testifying she accepted 2020 results: film claims

Ivanka Trump wanted her father to continue to fight the 2020 election result until December, according to new documentary footage, contradicting his testimony at recent January 6 hearings that she quickly accepted Donald Trump’s election defeat.

The former president’s daughter wanted Mr. Trump “to keep fighting until all legal avenues are exhausted,” she told a camera crew in mid-December, as part of of a documentary that has yet to be released.

“As the president has said, every vote should be counted and should be heard, and he campaigned for the voiceless,” Mrs. Trump said in an interview for the upcoming series. Unprecedented, according to images obtained by CNN.

“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,” he said. she added, according to unpublished excerpts from the interview reported by The New York Times.

This support for the former president’s election challenge runs counter to Mrs. Trump’s testimony to Congress earlier this month that she endorsed Trump administration Attorney General Bill Barr’s conclusion that no significant voter fraud had occurred and that Joe Biden’s victory was legitimate.

“It affected my perspective,” Mrs. Trump told the Jan. 6 special committee in her taped testimony. “I respected Attorney General Barr and accepted what he was saying.”

The Independent contacted Mrs. Trump for comment.

According to other CNN reports, citing an unnamed source close to the Trumps, the president’s daughter didn’t really believe in Donald Trump’s campaign challenges, but still wanted to support him publicly.

“She didn’t really believe what she said,” according to CNN reporter Pamela Brown. “She didn’t want to contradict her father. That’s why she said what she said.

The Trumps agreed to be in the documentary, the source said, because they thought it would be a “puff-puff-puff” play.

The interview is part of a series of recordings by filmmaker Alex Holder, which have been turned over to the Congressional committee investigating the events of January 6.

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 election, according to conversations to be published in an upcoming series on the Discovery+ streamer. this summer.

During hearings on January 6 this month, Ivanka Trump distanced herself from Donald Trump’s efforts to nullify the 2020 election.

She told the committee how her father punched Mike Pence in a “heated up” phone call on Jan. 6 itself.

Julie Radford, Mrs Trump’s former chief of staff, said she told her that “her father 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, for his part, dismissed his daughter’s testimony about the feverish post-election season.

“Ivanka Trump was not involved in reviewing or considering the election results. She had long since checked out and, in my opinion, was only trying to be respectful of Bill Barr and his position as Attorney General (he sucked!),” the former president wrote on his Truth Social on Friday.

Earlier this year, an eyewitness told the January 6 committee that Mrs. Trump had twice urged her father to “stop the violence” on January 6 itself.

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