Ivanka Trump, the former first daughter, has started to make herself a moderate throughout the Trump administration. Most notably, she stated in a taped deposition played by the House Select Committee on January 6 that she agreed with William Barr’s refutation of the former president’s conspiracy theories.
She had a very different view on the issue, though, while talking with a filmmaker, according to a report in The New York Times.
“Ivanka Trump … told a documentary film crew in the middle of December 2020 that her father should ‘continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted’ because people were questioning ‘the sanctity of our elections,'” reported Maggie Haberman.
“The video, which was played for The New York Times by someone with access to it, was part of a trove that the filmmaker Alex Holder turned over to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol. He recorded several hours of interviews with Mr. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, some of Mr. Trump’s adult children, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.”
Thursday’s public hearing will include testimony from Holder to the committee.
“The interview for the documentary was conducted on Dec. 10, 2020, the person with access to the video said. That was nine days after a public statement by Attorney General William P. Barr, who declared at the time that there was no widespread fraud impacting the election’s outcome, a rare public rebuke of Mr. Trump’s claims at the time,” said the report. “In her recorded interview with the House committee, Ms. Trump said that Mr. Barr’s comments ‘affected my perspective.'”
Analysts believe that the former president was upset by his daughter’s apparent public turn against him during the hearings.